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 18, 2023

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Danielle Matta of Robin Straus Agency

ABOUT THE AGENT: Danielle Matta is a Junior Agent at the Robin Straus Agency. She graduated from NYU with a BA in English, specializing in…
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February 11, 2023

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Kristy Cambron of Gardner Literary

ABOUT THE AGENT: Kristy Cambron is a literary agent with Gardner Literary. Kristy is a Christy Award-winning author with a diverse background in published works…
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February 4, 2023

First Pages Contest #2: Young Adult Fiction, Judged by Agent Lesley Sabga

I love contests. So welcome to this (second) new 2023 First Pages Contest. Contest #2 of this year is for writers of Young Adult (any…
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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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First Pages Contest #3: Middle Grade Fiction, Judged by Agent Joyce Sweeney

I love contests. So welcome to this (third) new 2023 First Pages Contest. Contest #3 of this year is for writers of Middle Grade Fiction…
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First Pages Contest #2: Young Adult Fiction, Judged by Agent Lesley Sabga

I love contests. So welcome to this (second) new 2023 First Pages Contest. Contest #2 of this year is for writers of Young Adult (any…
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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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