CHUCK SAMBUCHINO is a bestselling humor book writer, a freelance editor, and a former editor for Writer’s Digest Books for many years. During his time with WD Books (until 2017), he edited the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS as well as the CHILDREN’S WRITER’S & ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog was one of the biggest blogs in publishing, averaging more than 350,000 page views each month. He was named by Forbes as one of the top influencers in publishing in recognition of his personal Twitter.

He loves connecting with writers and helping them get published & sell more books. As of 2021, he is the executive director of Writing Day Workshops, which plans regional writers conferences all over the country (and some online conferences open to anyone, anywhere). Writing Day Workshops has helped dozens and dozens of writers find literary agents.

His first humor book, HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK, was featured by Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Wired, the New York Times, AOL News, and many more media outlets. The film rights were optioned by Sony and director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future). The book was translated into several languages. His newest humor book is WHEN CLOWNS ATTACK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE (Ten Speed Press), which was mentioned by New York magazine.

In addition, Chuck’s also written three other writing-related titles: the third edition of FORMATTING & SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT, as well as CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM. His latest writing guide is GET A LITERARY AGENT.

Chuck is a former staffer of several newspapers and magazines—most notably Writer’s Digest. During his tenure as a newspaper reporter, he won awards from both the Kentucky Press Association and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists. He is a produced playwright, with both original and commissioned works produced. During the past fifteen years, more than 700 of his articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and books.

Besides that, he is a proud father of an adorable 11b-year-old daughter (and her girl scout troop leader), a cover band guitarist, chocolate chip cookie addict, movie trivia geek, and owner of a flabby-yet-lovable dog named Graham.









If you’re interested in interviewing Chuck, simply contact him at chucksambuchino [at] Note that the list of interviews below are regarding his general writing and editing. To see articles written about his GNOME ATTACK humor book, click on the “Gnomes” page of this website.

  1. Interview with Jane Friedman about how to get published and writing advice
  2. Interview with the Hamilton County (OH) Library’s Writer-in Residence (“Inside the Writer’s Head”)
  3. Author-Ish podcast interview (2024)
  4. Chiseled in Rock interview
  5. SCBWI Kite Tales Blog interview
  6. Write Nonfiction Now interview
  7. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers interview
  8. WVXU Cincinnati NPR interview
  9. Alexis Grant (The Write Life) interview
  10. Motown Writers Network Podcast interview
  11. Vox Laurus interview
  12. Rich Ehisen interview
  13. Fiction Flurry interview
  14. Andrea Hurst Authornomics interview
  15. Literary Rambles interview
  16. Pennwriters interview
  17. Writer Unboxed interview
  18. Humor Outcasts interview
  19. Writers League of Texas interview
  20. A. Elizabeth West interview
  21. Writerwaves interview
  22. interview
  23. Red Sofa Literary Chats interview
  24. Writers on the Rise interview
  25. Good EReader interview
  26. Cincinnati NPR interview about Chuck’s second book Red Dog / Blue Dog
  27. USA Today press coverage of Red Dog / Blue Dog
  28. PAWsitive Radio interview about Red Dog / Blue Dog
  29. Whine at 9 podcast about Red Dog / Blue Dog


My daughter, Geneva, and I at a book signing (book fair) in our home town of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Being honored by Forbes for my social media was one of the great honors of my 10 years editing the Guide to Literary Agents.

Signing copies of my book after giving a writers conference keynote in Texas.

Finding a copy of FORMATTING & SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT in the wild in Minnesota.

If you thought I was lying about having a lazy dog or playing the piano, then this picture is for you.

Jane Friedman and I talking with writers on how to get published at a bookstore Open Q&A on writing.

Having a roundtable discussion with writers at a conference.

I found these copies of my books at a bookstore in British Columbia, Canada.

Accepting the Ohioana Literary Prize for contributions to instructing, informing, and teaching writers.

Coverage of RED DOG / BLUE DOG in Cincinnati Magazine.

Rare behind-the-scenes image of the Promo Photo Shoot for my humor book WHEN CLOWNS ATTACK

My instructional guide, CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM, out in the wild.

Finding RED DOG / BLUE DOG in the wild

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