Small Beer PressEasthampton, MA
Welcome to the 2011 edition of
A Working Writer’s Daily Planner
. We had alot of fun putting this together—and, sure, some work went on there, too. Which is a lot like the writing process: there’s fun, research, revision, idling,discussion, and sometimes even publication. We checked everything fromlast year (sometimes twice!), updated many listings, cut a few, and addednumerous new opportunities. We were surprised how often website ad-dresses change from year to year. Much will be familiar to writers fromlast year’s
, including the Submission Tracker, advice on formattingmanuscripts, reading lists, writing prompts and exercises, and more. Someof last year’s resources and articles are available as a free download from our website: smallbeerpress.com.This year we added a number of new features: the rst is a completelack of wireless internet (unless you chose the DRM-free ebook version)so that when you’re writing or planning out submissions the internet won’tbe able to distract you and fragment your energy and ideas. But, should your ideas ag, there’s now a story prompt on the rst day of each month.Our previous reading lists proved popular and this year there’s an article on“Reading as a Writer” to inspire you to read outside your regular haunts—as well as monthly “Read Around the World” lists of international writers.
This calendar is made by writers for writers—all kinds of writers.It is a powerful motivational tool and concrete proof of your commitment to write. Every week has a double-page spread with a handy list of upcom-ing deadlines. Each month has a planning page. Don’t forget the SubmissionTracker (page 139) to keep track of where and when you sent your work out.
Here are a few shortcuts we’ve taken to help you nd your way:
: P (poetry), NF (nonction), F (ction) M (mystery) SFF (sci-ence ction and fantasy), YA (young adult)
Simultaneous Submissions accepted.That’s it! Go ahead and start making notes, scribble in some ideas, and plan to make this a great year for writing!