Kevin Larimer (Author) Kevin Larimer is the editor in chief of Poets & Writers, where he edits Poets & Writers magazine; oversees the website, PW.org; and directs the organization's program of events, Poets & Writers Live. He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he served as the poetry editor of The Iowa Review, and holds a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Mary Gannon (Author) Mary Gannon is the executive director of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. From 2013 to 2018, she was associate director and director of content for the Academy of American Poets. From 2010 to 2013 she was the editorial director of Poets & Writers, where she oversaw the production of PW.org and the publication of Poets & Writers magazine, for which she served as editor from 2004 to 2009. She received her MFA in poetry from Arizona State University, where she was awarded a Swarthout Writing Prize in poetry, and a BA in English from Skidmore College.
A welcome vade mecum on the business and art of writing for publication . . . A book of benefit to well-practiced as well as novice writers, full of useful advice, pointers, and prompts. A lucid, lively, thorough, enormously helpful book that I'll be recommending to prospective authors for years to come. Publishing has always seemed mysterious to writers published and unpublished, to people new to the business and sometimes even to people who have worked within it for decades (me). So what a wonderful thing to have a resource like this. It clears the mist for emerging and established writers and provides a comprehensive answer to every question a writer might ask. It also makes me wonder if Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon left a spy camera in my office. It's not every day the word complete strikes one as an understatement, but in the case of the title of this wonderful book, it is. What Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon have created here is a teeming compendium. Larimer and Gannon's insights and suggestions are grounded in comprehensive research and common sense, further enriched with insights, inspiration, and reading lists from a wide spectrum of the country's most respected writers. You bring the talent, this book will do the rest!