2a) PUBLISH – Rejections from Publishers and Agents

Join the club! Some publishers’ editors might make comments to help you improve your work when they reject. It’s a compliment that they took the time to respond. Who’d bother to take the time for someone who has absolutely no promise? Don’t despair – put it away and later, when you’re feeling better, get the

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2a) PUBLISH – Querying Publishers and Agents

There are different ways to approach an Agent, or Publisher depending on what type of writing you’re doing: magazine articles, non-fiction, fiction, Young Adult, Novels, etc. Some will ask for a synopsis of your work, and/or a sample of a chapter (pick your best if you’re allowed). Others might accept your proposal for a future

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2a) PUBLISH – Publisher Acceptance

Wahoo! Do celebrate! Then take time to sit with a lawyer who works with publishing contracts, or your agent who can help advocate for you. You can be fairly sure that this first contract offered is set up to benefit the publisher, and doesn’t consider you much. Before signing (because you’re so happy!) verify that

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2a) PUBLISH – Agents – Selecting & Querying

 Locating Agents Check the “acknowledgements” pages of books in your genre,  on bookstore or library shelves. If the author has a good relationship with their agent they usually mention them here. Write down the names, and consider contacting them. You already know  they’ve pleased some of their authors, and have at least one successful book

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