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.

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February 3, 2023

First Pages Contest #1: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense, Judged by Agent Lynnette Novak

I love contests. So welcome to this new 2023 First Pages Contest. Contest #1 of this year is for writers of Thriller / Mystery /…
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January 20, 2023

How Many Literary Agents Should You Query at First?

One of the most common questions I get at writers conferences is this: Can I query multiple literary agents at once? My answer is that…
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January 10, 2023

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Michelle Jackson of Olswanger Literary

ABOUT THE AGENT: Originally from Jamaica West Indies, Michelle Jackson is a Literary Associate with Olswanger Literary. An educator for over 20 years, Michelle is…
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December 23, 2022

New Literary Agents: Should You Sign With One?

We spotlight new/newer literary agents who are open to queries and looking for clients. At writers conferences, a frequent question I get is “Is it…

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First Pages Contest #1: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense, Judged by Agent Lynnette Novak

I love contests. So welcome to this new 2023 First Pages Contest. Contest #1 of this year is for writers of Thriller / Mystery /…

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