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Category Archives: Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication
Writing Contests — Hell or Heaven?
by Fae Rowen I don’t usually enter contests, but I decided to go all out this year. During the past two months I’ve redefined my understanding of the experience from both the judging and entrant viewpoints. I hope this post … Continue reading
Classifying Your Book: How to Research & Target Literary Agents
By Chuck Sambuchino Once your book is finished, it’s time to start submitting to agents. For this, a simple first step is to create a new Microsoft Word or Excel document so you can keep detailed track of your submissions, target … Continue reading
Down but Not Out: Finding Inspiration and Moving Forward
By Michelle Gable Earlier this year you might’ve read about the Parisian flat left abandoned for the better part of a century. Though photographs of the frozen-in-time apartment went viral only recently, I read about the discovery several years ago … Continue reading
Who Are Literary Agents and Editors Anyway?
by Kathryn Craft Turning Whine into Gold In response to a tweet promoting a recent Twitter submission event, I received the following response: “To put it delicately, f*** the agents and editors. Never pander to what they’re looking for.” (Asterisks … Continue reading
Copyright Registration – In the Contract and Beyond
By Susan Spann Today, we’ll continue the #PubLaw guest series on Copyright in the Contract with a look at copyright registration. As I mentioned in last month’s post (you can read it HERE), copyright protection is automatic and attaches to … Continue reading
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How to be an Agent’s ‘Dream Client’
By Chuck Sambuchino How does a literary agent define their “ideal client”? The question is extremely important because it’s one that factors into an agent’s mindset before and after they sign you. If an agent has read your complete novel … Continue reading
How Does a New Agent Find Wonderful Writers?
By Nalini Akolekar For those of you who don’t know me, I started my publishing career back in the Stone Age as an editorial assistant at Silhouette Books. I loved my job and was strongly encouraged to stay in the field, … Continue reading
How To Negotiate a Writing Life in 10 Easy Steps
by Susan Squires Whether you’re just starting out or under contract, being productive isn’t easy. There isn’t enough time. Or enough space. Or enough quiet. Or enough organized thinking. There isn’t enough something, always. How many times have you heard … Continue reading
5 Steps for Surviving a Revise and Resubmit
By Orly Konig-Lopez Querying authors know the feeling: Your email pings with an incoming message. It’s from one of the agents who requested your manuscript. Your heart beats in your ears, you close one eye, tilt your head to a … Continue reading