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13 Reasons Why Your Submission Could Have Been Rejected

by Diana Stout, MFA, Ph.D.

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When I received my first book rejection, I cried. (More on that rejection later.) Over the years, I've witnessed many writers who've cried, whined, or raged because of a rejection. Some even proclaimed they're going to quit writing.… Read the post

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How to Create a Powerful Synopsis to Sell Your Novel

By Kris Maze

When sending out work to an editor or publisher, you will most often need a specific set of documents they will request. Query letter, check! First fifty pages, check! Synopsis, wait what? I don’t know why, but many of us balk at the thought of creating this tidy little summary of our book baby.… Read the post

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4 Ways Besides Query Letters You Can Contact Literary Agents

Chuck Sambuchino

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 3.39.23 PM(This column excerpted from Chuck’s latest book, GET A LITERARY AGENT, which was released in January 2015 and is available anywhere books are sold. Comment on this within 2 weeks for your chance to win a copy of the book.Read the post

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Submission Tip Checklist: Double-Check These 16 Things Before Sending Your Book Out

 Chuck Sambuchino

The time has come. Your novel or memoir or book proposal is now complete. Not only is it complete, you’ve revised it several times and incorporated the critical ideas of peers and editors to make it better. You’ve developed a list of agents to target and researched each one.… Read the post

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