A Working Writer’s Daily Planner 2010

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December 2009
9781931520584 · Spiral bound · 6 x 9 · 144 pp · Multiple-copy discount

“I am ticking off the days until I can get my Working Writer’s Daily Planner. All work is at a complete stop until its arrival.”
—Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club

A Working Writer’s Daily Planner 2010 is made by writers for writers—all kinds of writers. Whether you’re published or not, a poet, a bestselling novelist, retired, in school, an academic, a short story writer, or you are researching your nonfiction magnum opus, you’ll find that this calendar is a powerful motivational tool which easily integrates into the workday. You’ll find inspiration in the stimulating exercises  along with the daily and weekly structure you need to get the work done.

Download a Free Sample: March 2010 | Scribd.

Every week has its own page with  a handy list of upcoming deadlines, writing contests, information on where to apply for residencies, as well as inspiring quotations or writing prompts and exercises and suggestions, Federal Holidays (extra writing time!), and, at least once a month, a suggestion for a magazine (or other market) to submit your work to.

A Working Writer’s Daily Planner is first and foremost a practical resource: Each deadline or residency application is accompanied by a website address so that you can go straight to the source for more information. However, most listings also have all the information you need to apply or to send in your submission as well as a simple code so that you can tell immediately if a program, award, or market is appropriate.

Each month has a page for notes which you can use to plan ahead and at the back, you will find a handy Submissions Tracker to keep track of where and when you sent your work out, as well as many other features for you to use and enjoy throughout the year.

And, courtesy of our friend Abby Denson, for that time when you just need a total break from it all: there are paper dolls!

A Quick Index to A Working Writer’s Daily Planner 2010

July: Indie mag weekFinding an MFA Program
Kelly Link, “Beyond Competent and Accomplished: A Call to Action for Workshoppers”
How to Format a Manuscript
Kate Wilhelm, “Trivia Vs. Writing Real Stories”
Contest and Award Fees
Goal Planner
Further Resources
CLMP Contest Code of Ethics
Paper Dolls
Submission Tracker
Photo and illustration credits

Reading Lists
Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Winter

Writing Exercises
Quick, Truth Or . . .?, Fifty First Sentences, Clichés, Soundtrack First

Writing Prompts

Writer's Calendar flat outSpotlights
Grants, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Poetry, Independent Magazines, State Arts Focus, Younger Writers, Residencies, Online Writing Classes

Inclusion of events, workshops, conventions, conferences, magazines, contests, websites, and anything else in this calendar in no way constitutes an endorsement by Small Beer Press who shall not be held accountable for any ­­­changes since the date of publication or reliance upon this information by readers. Please check the websites listed for full information on residencies, journals, grants, and so on. Small Beer Press received no payment or consideration in any form for any information included in this calendar. This is a work in progress and will be updated for 2011. We love to hear from readers so if there is something you would like to see included in next year’s calendar, please contact us at the address below.

A Working Writer’s Daily Planner 2010 is available at a discount to workshops, groups, companies, or for use as a premium. Please contact us for more information, thank you.

“Each week is given a full page with enough space to jot down interview times, for example, or to make note of those awful looming deadlines…. But there’s much more in here than the birth dates of writers who are far more famous than most of us will ever be. The facing pages are packed with information about writers’ residencies, writing prizes and awards in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, writing fellowships, writing prompts and exercises, practical tips on formatting manuscripts and links to writing blogs and other online resources—and words of inspiration.”
The Daily Hampshire Gazette

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25 Responses to “A Working Writer’s Daily Planner 2010”

  1. Betsy Ross on October 16th, 2009 10:11 am

    Just ordered it; when’s it coming out?

  2. Gavin on October 16th, 2009 10:21 am

    Yay! Thanks for ordering. It’s at the printer and we will be shipping it out (in the thousands, that’ll be a busy few days!) in a couple of weeks.

  3. Matt Cheney on October 23rd, 2009 9:58 am

    Thanks for making my holiday shopping easier!

  4. Nadine Mondestin on October 27th, 2009 8:49 am

    Y’all should sell an iCal version of this for those of us who’ve got digital!

  5. Gavin on October 27th, 2009 3:47 pm

    Nadine, I think that would be great fun but at the moment (until this thing takes off!) we don’t have the people power. Maybe for the 2011 edition?

    Or maybe we will take to selling monthly PDFs or years beginning with whatever month you like. Methinks we’ll need some better automation around here to make it all happen.

  6. Hudson on October 28th, 2009 1:58 pm

    Bought the PDF version of the calendar, but was wondering when the download will be available … a gift for my wife who loves to fill out her calendars.

  7. Amber on November 18th, 2009 12:19 am

    My parents ordered this from Powells.com for me for my birthday last JULY. I just received an email today that it was delayed indefinitely, and my order was cancelled. What’s the deal? The e-Book looks like it’s available, so why isn’t the physical book? I’m extremely frustrated because I’ve been looking forward to getting this for the last 4 months. Is it actually going to ever come out? This is ridiculous.

  8. Gavin on November 18th, 2009 12:24 am

    Amber, it is at the printer and will ship next week. We’ll talk to Powell’s and see what’s up with their canceling your order.

    The ebook is available because we can quickly produce it from the finished files whereas for something like this it apparently takes weeks and weeks extra for the printer to print — partly our fault due to last minute changes.

    Of course the thing is coming out a lot later than we planned and I apologize for that. It will be in the stores in about 2 weeks, sort of in time for the new year.

  9. Hudson on November 18th, 2009 10:34 am

    If the ebook is available, where can I go for the download? I have my payment confirmation email.

  10. Gavin on November 18th, 2009 11:41 am

    We haven’t received the confirmation from Paypal yet. If you can forward the confirmation to us we’ll send you the file, thank you!

  11. Amber on November 18th, 2009 9:47 pm

    Thanks for offering to talk to Powell’s, Gavin. I’m sorry if I was a little testy last night. I was disappointed! If I need to reorder from this site instead of from Powell’s I can. They didn’t charge my parents card.

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