Did you know market guides can provide writing inspiration as well as help locate a publisher for your work? It’s true. Find out how they can inspire you!
Online submissions rule the day. You must get the details right to have a chance of an agent or editor reading your manuscript. Here’s what you need to know.
Today we’re discussing how reading books in your genre not only improves your writing skills, but it can also help you find the right publisher for your work.
Carefully researching and targeting submissions is part of a successful writer’s routine saving massive amounts of time and emotional energy. Let’s get started.
The rule of three is surprisingly helpful in all aspects of writing. Let’s look at the rule of three in titles, query letters, and cover letters.
The first step in writing is not writing. It begins in your head with the spark of an idea. What happens between the spark and writing the book is prewriting.
Let’s take a broad overview of the writing process and the pieces of the puzzle that go into pre-writing, writing, and post-writing in this post from Jan Fields.
3 tips for being a professional writer that editors want to work with in this post from Jan Fields. Take these suggestions to heart and go far in your career!
Do I need an agent? What do they do? How do you get one? Are they expensive? Jan Fields answers all these questions and more as you search for an agent.
Use ICL Market Guides as a launching point for your research and find a variety of publishers, what they publish, and their websites for submission guidelines.
Learning how to write a synopsis of your manuscript can be one of the most intimidating steps of submitting your workâ€”but itâ€™s also one of the most important.
Submissions take a lot of courage. In this post, we discuss how to use the skills you learn in writing your book to create targeted submissions.
Online submissions are becoming an industry standard. Letâ€™s explore how Submittable and Query Tracker work and how writers can take advantage of them.
Create a checklist of these 10 tips and review it before you submit your writing. Your submission will be stronger and, more likely successful, as a result.
You finished writing your book. Yay! Now what? Jan Fields helps you make a plan for when you finish the book. You might be surprised at what comes next.
Personal essay writing offers endless opportunities for personal expression and publication. Find out how to write a personal essay that gets noticed.
Karen Hammond talks about how to write a short story. Letâ€™s look at some of the elements making up a short story that will attract an editorâ€™s eye.
Trade publishing recognizes a simple truth: when selling a series to individual readers, the first book gets the most readers. Jan Fields shares tips for increasing your series odds.
Most publishers (including both book and magazines) produce some holiday pieces each year. Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of these opportunities.
Whatâ€™s (Going to Be) Happening? Victoria Sherrow helps us plan ahead for timely submissions.