Have you been sitting on that book manuscript, even though it’s done? Putting off sending your novel to literary agents and editors? Perhaps you just can’t seem to stop revising, revising, and revising some more—even though your friends and family are telling you it’s time to let go and start submitting your work for publication?
Summer is one of the best times to submit your book manuscript to agents and editors. If you want your manuscript to stick out from the crowd, consider making a push to submit your book or book proposal to literary agents and editors over the next few months. Why?
1. Summertime is reading time. Like many people, literary agents read in the summer. They carry manuscripts with them on planes and subways like the rest of us carry paperbacks. They also take their books to the beach. Summer tends to have a more relaxed feel, and so it’s a great time to tap into that energy.
2. If you submit in the summertime, the competition may be less. During the summer, many people (writers included) are thinking about vacations, barbecues, and catching up on books by their favorite writers. But YOU can be one of the writers who stays on track, doesn’t lose focus, and submits at a time when the regular volume of submissions to agents may be down. Don’t wait. Submit your book this summer, and you could be seeing results by fall!
3. Even though submissions to literary agents may slow down, book deals continue to happen in the summertime. That means now is a great time for you to submit your literary book, your romance novel, or your thriller to agents and editors. Making good submissions is a numbers game, to a certain extent. The more submissions you get out there, the more likely you’ll reach your goals. It’s even better when you can submit your book manuscript at an optimum time.
4. This summer is a great time to get serious about your submission strategy. Maybe, in the past, you’ve submitted to a handful of agents only to give up because you were turned down. Maybe you queried a dozen or more, got some nibbles, but then threw in the towel. If so, you’ve only just begun the process of querying literary agents and editors. We encourage you to develop a serious submission strategy—because that’s what works! And we can help.
If you’d like assistance submitting your book to literary agents and editors this summer, Writer’s Relief is the answer. We can take care of all the pesky legwork and tedious, time-consuming paperwork and research, while you go on vacation. You can get your book to agents and editors this summer without sacrificing your free time or your fun.
If you’re hesitating about sending your novel to agents and editors, give us a call to talk with one of our submission strategists. You know that old saying “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Now may be the right time to get your publishing career started. Give us a call to learn how we’ve helped writers just like you reach their publishing goals.