A practical, down to earth book, by an author's agent, covering salient points on marketing manuscripts, on types of stories, on techniques of writing to sell, and briefly on special articles. Concise statements regarding the categories of magazines, from pulps to prestige outlets, on name values, scale of payment, what editors are interested in, the appearance of the manuscript for marketing. The second section discusses story plotting, style, dialogue, characterization, revision, etc. The section on writing for children will be by people in the field- considered definitely belittling. Otherwise the text seems sound and constructive. In content and point of view it resembles at many points Neal's Writing and Selling Fa and Fiction (Funk), but in style it has more dignity and literary quality.