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

ContestsFantasy Literary AgentsScience Fiction Literary Agents
January 1, 2020

First Pages Contest #3: Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy, Judged by Agent Beth Marshea

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 1 for writers of young adult can be found here. Contest…
New Literary Agent SpotlightNonfiction literary agentsThriller Literary Agents
January 1, 2020

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Alexandra Franklin of Vicky Bijur Literary

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents — such as Alexandra Franklin of Vicky Bijur Literary— because…
ContestsCrime Novel Literary AgentsMystery Literary AgentsThriller Literary Agents
January 1, 2020

First Pages Contest #2: Mystery & Thriller Novels, Judged by Agent Lesley Sabga

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 1 for writers of young adult can be found here. Contest…
ContestsYoung adult literary agents
January 1, 2020

First Pages Contest #1: Young Adult (All Kinds), Judged by Agent Kelly Peterson

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 2 for writers of adult thriller and crime can be found…

Latest In Contests

Contests

First Pages Contest #3: Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy, Judged by Agent Beth Marshea

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 1 for writers of young adult can be found here. Contest…
Contests

First Pages Contest #2: Mystery & Thriller Novels, Judged by Agent Lesley Sabga

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 1 for writers of young adult can be found here. Contest…
Contests

First Pages Contest #1: Young Adult (All Kinds), Judged by Agent Kelly Peterson

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 2 for writers of adult thriller and crime can be found…

Let's Start This Party

Contact me directly regarding Gnomes, my books, conference speaking, or any kind of editing.