In operation since 1994, Writer’s Relief works with authors of all skill levels to help them find literary agents or publishers for their books, short stories, essays, or poems. Writer’s Relief is not a publisher, publicist, literary agency, self-publisher, or marketing firm, but rather an author’s submission service concentrating on the business side of writing, thus allowing clients to focus solely on their writing craft.
The company’s founder and president Ronnie L. Smith formulated the idea for the company after a friend asked her for help submitting her poetry for publication. Smith established an efficient and effective submission strategy for her friend, thus laying the groundwork for Writer’s Relief. Today, the firm works with writers from different backgrounds, including celebrated poets, novelists, essayists, and other authors who want to better manage their time: college professors needing to publish regularly; full-time professionals seeking publication credits; and new writers wanting to build their portfolios. Every year, Writer’s Relief’s clients’ works are published in thousands of magazines and trade journals, and some authors receive inclusion in award-winning literary collections, such as the Pushcart Prize Anthologies and Best New American Voices. Book authors receive many requests for full manuscripts or are offered representation from well-known literary agencies.
Headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, Writer’s Relief offers a range of services to its extensive and diverse client base. Their services, available as an inclusive package or a la carte, help authors in identifying the best literary agents or publications for a given work, crafting cover or query letters to accompany submissions, proofreading and formatting, and establishing strategies to encourage interest from literary agents or editors. For more information about Writer’s Relief, visit the company website at www.WritersRelief.com.