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

Agents Seeking BIPOC WritersAgents Seeking NovelsCommericial Fiction Literary AgentsCreative nonfiction literary agentsDiverse BooksFantasy Literary AgentsLBGTQ Fiction and AgentsNarrative nonfiction literary agentNew Adult Fiction Literary AgentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightNonfiction literary agentsOwnVoicesScience Fiction Literary AgentsYoung adult literary agents
April 2, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Sian-Ashleigh Edwards of William Morris Endeavor

New agents are great opportunities for writers,  as they are likely building their client list.  See all our new literary agent spotlights here. * * *…
Agents Seeking BIPOC WritersAgents Seeking NovelsCommericial Fiction Literary AgentsContemporary Fiction Literary AgentsDiverse BooksHistorical Fiction Literary AgentsLBGTQ Fiction and AgentsLiterary Fiction Literary AgentsMagical Realism Literary AgentsMiddle Grade Literary AgentsMystery Literary AgentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightOwnVoicesRomance and Erotica Literary AgentsSuspense Literary AgentsThriller Literary AgentsYoung adult literary agents
March 25, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Juliana McBride of Rebecca Friedman Literary

New agents are great opportunities for writers,  as they are likely building their client list.  See all our new literary agent spotlights here. * * *…
Agents Seeking NovelsContemporary Fiction Literary AgentsDiverse BooksMagical Realism Literary AgentsMiddle Grade Literary AgentsMystery Literary AgentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightRomance and Erotica Literary AgentsSuspense Literary AgentsThriller Literary AgentsYoung adult literary agents
March 18, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Nicole Eisenbraun of Ginger Clark Literary

New agents are great opportunities for writers,  as they are likely building their client list.  See all our new literary agent spotlights here. * * *…
Agents Seeking BIPOC WritersAgents Seeking NovelsCommericial Fiction Literary AgentsContemporary Fiction Literary AgentsDiverse BooksFantasy Literary AgentsLBGTQ Fiction and AgentsLGBTQIA+ Fiction Literary AgentsNew Adult Fiction Literary AgentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightOwnVoicesRomance and Erotica Literary AgentsYoung adult literary agents
March 11, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Gabriella Melendez of Great Dog Literary

New agents are great opportunities for writers,  as they are likely building their client list.  See all our new literary agent spotlights here. * * *…

Latest In Contests

Contests

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…
Contests

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…
Contests

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 /…

Let's Start This Party

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