Here’s a list of publishing industry terms that insiders use to describe various styles of creative writing. Soon you’ll be talking about books, short stories, essays, and poems in the same way that sommeliers speak about fine wines! While not everyone uses this...
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Welcome to the Waiting Game: where you spend all your time feeling anxious, distracted, and full of worry while literary agents or editors are considering the submissions you just sent out. It's a tough game to play—especially if you're already fighting the urge to...
When you sign with a literary agency, consider the contract (or agreement) that bears your signature to be the owner’s manual for your relationship with your agent. The terms under which the literary agency operates—everything from how and when you are paid to how and...
Eureka! You've created your own version of the perfect submission strategy! You’ve organized a carefully planned schedule, conducted extensive research, and written your very best work. It's time to enthusiastically follow your new submission strategy and send your...
Although most people in the publishing industry are working hard and reading submissions year-round, September and October tend to generate a special kind of enthusiasm and excitement. And while summertime submissions have certain advantages, autumn has a...
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