Windy Lynn Harris

Writing short is a marketable skill in the world of publishing. Personal essays and short stories are being submitted and accepted every single day. Great news: You don’t need a literary agent to participate in the process! You can market your prose all by yourself and land a byline you’re proud of. You just need to send your work to the right editor, at the right time, and in the right way.  

First, you need to create a highly polished piece of writing. Your story or essay must be crafted with the use of compression and elevated storytelling techniques. Scene writing, setting, dialogue, character, and theme all work together to deliver the best version of your work. 

Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Publishedis a roadmap that will lead you from idea to publication. Learn how to compose sophisticated stories and essays, how to edit them for publication, and how to get them into the hands of viable editors.



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“Finally! A straightforward guide to polishing, formatting, and publishing essays and short stories. Windy Lynn Harris demystifies the process and makes it easy to navigate the path to publishing. This book will have a permanent place on my desk.” -Susan Pohlman


“This book is powerful. Just follow the steps Windy describes, and you’ll get your work published. I did, and it was simple!” -Jennifer Fabiano


​Windy's book, "Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published," is a practical and user-friendly guide to add those coveted bylines to your resume. Each section of the book breaks down what you need to know to garner success in your writing career. -Rudri Bhatt Patel