Chuck Sambuchino -- Freelance Editor -- Bestselling Humor Book Author -- Authority on How to Get Published

Hello, everyone! This is my landing page for all things writing and publishing. My name is Chuck Sambuchino and I am a humor writer, freelance editor, and former book editor. I was an editor for Writer’s Digest Books for several years up through 2017 and have written many books.

  • If you are looking for writing conferences, he has a list on this website. In 2019-2020, he has been asked to speak at conferences, or is helping coordinate conferences, in Minnesota, Atlanta, Michigan, Philadelphia, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, Baltimore, Tampa, Atlanta, Michigan, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Phoenix, San Francisco, Denver, Birmingham, and more.
  • Learn more about the two annual writing guides that Chuck used to edit: The Guide to Literary Agents and the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market (the 2017 editions are his most recent). For ten years he also edited the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, one of the biggest blogs in publishing.

Latest Blog Posts

Cookbook literary agentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightNonfiction literary agentsTrue Crime Literary Agents
February 24, 2021

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Lindsey Smith of Speilburg Literary

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Lindsey Smith of Speilburg Literary — because they…
Contemporary Fiction Literary AgentsFantasy Literary AgentsGraphic Novel literary agentsLiterary Fiction Literary AgentsMagical Realism Literary AgentsMainstream Fiction AgentsMystery Literary AgentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightScience Fiction Literary AgentsThriller Literary AgentsYoung adult literary agents
February 20, 2021

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Renae Moore of The Tobias Literary Agency

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Renae Moore of Tobias Literary Agency — because…
ContestsCrime Novel Literary AgentsFirst Pages ContestMystery Literary AgentsSuspense Literary AgentsThriller Literary Agents
February 18, 2021

First Pages Contest #6: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense, Judged by Agent Sandy Lu

UPDATE 4-20-21 -- winners chosen and notified -- Melissa N, Sarah B, and Alyssa K (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same…
ContestsFantasy Literary AgentsFirst Pages ContestLGBTQIA+ Fiction Literary Agents
February 12, 2021

First Pages Contest #5: Epic Fantasy, as Well as LGBTQ+, Judged by Agent Patrick Munnelly

UPDATE (4-20-21): Winners chosen and notified -- Ritika K, Meg O, Crystal C   (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same time…

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First Pages Contest #6: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense, Judged by Agent Sandy Lu

UPDATE 4-20-21 -- winners chosen and notified -- Melissa N, Sarah B, and Alyssa K (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same…
Contests

First Pages Contest #5: Epic Fantasy, as Well as LGBTQ+, Judged by Agent Patrick Munnelly

UPDATE (4-20-21): Winners chosen and notified -- Ritika K, Meg O, Crystal C   (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same time…
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First Pages Contest #4: Women’s Fiction and Memoir (All Kinds), Judged by Agent CeCe Lyra

Update 4-20-21: Winners chosen and notified - Mimi Z, Juhi K, and Nicole J (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same time…

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