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:: What's in each edition of WSQJ?

:: Literary Agents - Eric Simonoff, Jeff Kleinman, William Clark and more lit agents' great advice ::Book Publicist - Scott Manning and more publishing execs' tips

:: Exclusive interviews with senior editors who provide inside information from Doubleday/Broadway, HarperCollins, Hyperion, Knopf, Penguin Putnam, Random House, Simon & Schuster, W. W. Norton, Time Warner Books to open their doors wider for a better view of publishing.

:: Reports on the best of more than 100 writers' conferences. You'll read the who, what, where, how, and why this conference.

:: WSQJ provides a forum for publishing's best and brightest to discuss ideas, favorite books, and they identify who and what they look for in new talent.

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each issue provides author viewpoints that intrigue, astonish, and enlighten

::::::read what gives author ZZ Packer her joy for writing

:::::::: discover where author
Chris Offutt finds his "voice" whenever he loses it

:::::::: enjoy reading about
Connie May Fowler's outrageous female character within the pages of her new novel, The Problem with Murmur Lee (Doubleday/2005)

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in this issue of WSQJ

an exclusive interview with
ZZ Packer
author of
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Chris Offutt
(Out of the Woods)


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