Monday, March 1, 2010

Ask Chuck, Blogger and Chief at Guide to Literary Agents

So Chuck is the great guy who runs the GLA blog, the one that ran the contest I just won first runner up in. I wanted to interview him, but Chuck and I decided that a Q and A session would be more useful than an interview, since he's been interviewed so frequently.

So start asking!

I am going to activate comment moderation to screen questions. The best four questions will be posted for Chuck. So it is YOU, my blog readers, who will interview him instead of me. I'll post my cool contest in a day or so.

Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer's Digest Books (an imprint of F+W Media). He is the editor of two annual resource books: Guide to Literary Agents, as well as Screenwriter's & Playwright's Market. He also assists in editing Writer's Market ( He recently helmed the third edition of Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript (a WD trade book), released in 2009. He is also the author of a forthcoming humor book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack due out in Sept. 2010 (Ten Speed Press / Random House). 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. His work has appeared national and regional magazines, with recent article in Watercolor Artist, Pennsylvania Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Romance Writers Report and New Mexico Magazine. During the past decade, more than 600 of his articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. Sorche Fairbank of Fairbank Literary Representation ( is Chuck's literary agent. To read his blog, visit

You can also see interviews with him on Writer Unboxed, the Texas Sweethearts website, the Novelists, Inc. website, and Writers on the Rise. Besides writing, Chuck loves music, and plays guitar and piano in a rock cover band. He also has an insatiable sweet tooth and is forever searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. He and his wife have a flabby-yet-lovable dog named Graham, and they live in Ohio.


  1. Thanks, Lisa and Chuck! Now I just need to think of a question (brain-dead tonight.)

  2. Cool idea, Lisa! How long are you taking questions? I'll post it on the QT blog this Friday if it's going to be open that long... Let me know!

  3. Great idea. Looking forward to reading the final interview!

  4. Just pulled this one out of my...
    Q: YA seems to be hotter than ever. How do you see the genre of YA changing in the next decade?


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