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the people, the books,
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:: Author Maria Headley
:: the people, the books,
the business of writing
Maria D. Headley
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:: Manhattan's Murray Hidary, CEO of iAmplify

Advisory Board

::Peter Dekom, Esq.
::Jim Lynch, VP
::Brian Nestor, CEO
::Rhea Law, Esq.
::Gary Sweat, CPA
::Allison Steele, Esq.

Editor Nan A. Talese
:: Murray Hidary, CEO iAmplify            

Literary Agent Eric Simonoff:: Eric Simonoff
on Park Avenue, literary agent Eric Simonoff walks by bookshelves lined with his award-winning clients books. Notably, Edward P. Jones is among them.


Literary Agent Eric Simonoff

Thisbe Nissen
Author of Osprey Island and The Good People of New York


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Executive Editor
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Jennifer Tanck
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Authors   Frank McCourt   Connie May Fowler   Noy Holland
Literary Agents   Eric Simonoff   Gail Hochman   Jeff Kleinman
Editors   Margo Hammond   Ann Campbell   Stephen Power
Publishing Tips   Lit Permission   Literary Query Letter   Writing Fundamentals

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Order WordSmitten's Writing Workbook featured in our Write and Publish Workshops:WordSmitten's Query Letter Workbook. This is the same workbook provided in our workshops, a guide with three easy steps to writing a professional one-page query letter that agents will read.  

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:: Writing Workshops

For great writing and publishing tips, sign up for our Writing Workshops.
Enjoy master classes from renowned publishing experts.
Our autumn workshop features Dr. Susan Braden, author of The Architecture of Leisure and Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, along with Manhattan's great publishing executives. Sign up now for fall's event. Be sure to register early to secure your spot. Our June workshop sold out.


:: WordSmitten OnAir :: Literary Latte ::
:: WSM OnAir :: Radio Broadcast :: Podcast
tune in to AM Talk Radio while you are in the Tampa Bay area to hear "those questions" and conversations with publishing executives. While you sip your literary latte, listen to author and poet Dr. Peter Meinke, Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, Margo Hammond, founder of the Festival of Books, and Tom Valeo, editor and author of the existential memoir.


:: Fiction Competitions :: Literary Fiction Contest ::
sponsored by WordSmitten Media, Inc., our two annual fiction competitions are great writing exercises, fun events for short story writers, and often a launching platform for debut authors. WordSmitten discovers great writing and great writers. To sign up, click (below) on either the TenTen Fiction Competition (annual deadline is July 1) or the Storycove Flash Fiction Competition (annual deadline is May 1).

A recent award-winning short story, written by Maria Headley, won our Ten Ten Fiction Award, became incorporated into her best-selling book, The Year of Yes, and broadcasting anchor Katie Couric selected the book (while she was on NBC's Today show) as her favorite book of the year.



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Interviews :: Book Editor Brenda Copeland :: Agent Jeff Kleinman
Short Stories/Flash Fiction ::Definition of a Russian Quartet : Walking Upside Down ::Orbit ::
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Flash Fiction Competition The Storycove :: Flash Fiction Contest :: Deadline is May 1 ::
Short Story Competition The TenTen :: $1,010 Fiction Award :: Deadline July 1 ::
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