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Recommendations for aspiring writers?


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#1 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 04:29 PM

We recently had a fabulous eGCI class on food writing by David Leite. It mostly covered the business as far as getting into publications are concerned. Do you have any recommendations for the aspiring food writer that is well underway with a book?

Nay, I'm not published enough to warrant an agent. Would working on journal or magazine publications first be an easier "in" to the publishing industry?

We are thrilled that you are here and so accessible to us

#2 Wolfert

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 08:01 PM

Thanks, Caroline. I actually think David Leite's forum was so good and complete, I would have very little to add. Publication in newspapers and/or magazines is certainly an excellent entree, but I think the key to being published in book form is a good strong original idea framed in a consise well-written proposal accompanying samples of recipes or stories.
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