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 NovelsContemporary Fiction Literary AgentsDiverse BooksFantasy Literary AgentsHistorical Fiction Literary AgentsHorror Literary AgentsLBGTQ Fiction and AgentsLGBTQIA+ Fiction Literary AgentsMagical Realism Literary AgentsMystery Literary AgentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightOwnVoicesRomance and Erotica Literary AgentsScience Fiction Literary AgentsSuspense Literary AgentsThriller Literary AgentsYoung adult literary agents
July 8, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Thais Afonso of Azantian Literary Agency

New agents are great opportunities for writers,  as they are likely building their client list.  See all our new literary agent spotlights here. * * *…
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July 1, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Camille Kantor of Kimberley Cameron & Associates

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 AgentsDiverse BooksFantasy Literary AgentsHorror Literary AgentsLBGTQ Fiction and AgentsLGBTQIA+ Fiction Literary AgentsMagical Realism Literary AgentsMiddle Grade Literary AgentsMystery Literary AgentsNew Literary Agent SpotlightOwnVoicesThriller Literary AgentsYoung adult literary agents
June 24, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Lee O’Brien of Looking Glass Literary & Media

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 NovelsChildren's BooksDiverse BooksHistorical Fiction Literary AgentsLBGTQ Fiction and AgentsMagical Realism Literary AgentsNarrative nonfiction literary agentNew Literary Agent SpotlightNonfiction literary agentsOwnVoicesUpmarket Fiction Literary Agents
June 17, 2024

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Lucy Cleland of Calligraph

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 /…

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