About Chuck Sambuchino

Chuck Sambuchino is a freelance editor of query letters, synopses, book proposals, and manuscripts. As an editor for Writer's Digest Books, he edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS and the CHILDREN'S WRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog is one of the largest blogs in publishing. His own books include the bestselling humor book, HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK, which was optioned by Sony Pictures, as well as the writing guide, CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM. Connect with Chuck on Twitter or at his website.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Literary Terms Defined: The Uncommon and Common
  • 8 Tips For Writing and Selling Articles to Magazines, Websites, and More
  • What to Write in the “Bio” Section Of Your Query Letter
  • What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents
  • How to Write a Screenplay: 7 Starting Tips for Adapting Your Own Novel
  • Query Letter FAQs (Part II): 10 More Questions Answered
  • How to Support an Author’s New Book: 11 Ideas For You
  • Freelance Editing: How to Hire an Editor for Your Book or Query Letter
  • How to Start Your Novel: What The Movie TRUE LIES Taught Me
  • Building Your Writer Platform — How Much is Enough?
  • 9 Frequently Asked Questions About Query Letters
  • How to Publicize and Promote Your Book: 7 Pieces of Advice

  • Literary Terms Defined: The Uncommon and Common

    GIVEAWAY: I am very excited to again give away a free book to a random commenter. The winner can choose either CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM or the 2013 GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS. Commenters must live in the US/Canada; comment within one week to win. Good luck! UPDATE: Kim won. Thanks for all who participated. Working […]

    Query Letter FAQs (Part II): 10 More Questions Answered

    GIVEAWAY: I am very excited to again give away a copy of my newest book, CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM. It’s a book all about how to build your visibility, brand, network and discoverability so you can better market yourself and your books. I’m giving away 1 copy to a random commenter based in the U.S. […]

    How to Start Your Novel: What The Movie TRUE LIES Taught Me

    GIVEAWAY: I am so very excited to announce the Nov. 2012 release of my newest book: CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM. It’s a book all about how to build your visibility, brand, network and discoverability so you can better market yourself and your books. I’m giving away 2 copies to random commenters based in the U.S. […]

    Building Your Writer Platform — How Much is Enough?

    This column excerpted from my book, CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM (Nov. 2012, Writer’s Digest Books), a guide on how to build your visibility, brand, and network to better market yourself and your books. The book includes lots of interviews with literary agents and platform-heavy authors. I often discuss how to build a writer platform on […]

    9 Frequently Asked Questions About Query Letters

    GIVEAWAY: I am excited to give away a free copy of either the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents or the 2013 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market to a random commenter. Comment within one week; winners must live in Canada/US to receive the book by mail. Good luck to all! (UPDATE: Mark Liebrecht won.) When contacting […]