Breaking Into Print: Early Stories and Insights into Getting Published (A Ploughshares Anthology)
Includes stories by Tim O'Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Sue Miller, Carolyn Chute, Edward P. Jones, Janet Desaulniers, Mona Simpson, Howard Norman, Melanie Rae Thon, David Wong Louie, Susan Straight, Christopher Tilghman, David Gates, Carolyn Ferrell, and Gina Berriault. Introduction describes the "discovery" process for new writers. Headnotes reveal how the authors launched their writing careers. "Shoptalk" excerpts highlight aspects of craft. Appendix includes lists of literary magazines with advice on submissions; lists of websites and links for new writers; and lists of books about careers in writing.