Getting published is hard. Finding an agent to take your writing to the next level can be even harder! That’s why other writers have created Twitter Pitch Parties. They’re a chance for agents to hear about your story, and if you’re lucky, they’ll sign you as one of their clients. What exactly is a Twitter … Continue reading Most Popular Twitter Pitch Parties for Writers
Wondering if your book is the length agents and editors are looking for? I've got a quick guide to help you see if your manuscript makes the grade. Picture Books : 500-1000 words This is why picture books are so hard - you have to fit the entire story arch in there! Early Readers: 1500 … Continue reading Book Word Counts – Does yours make the cut?
If there's one thing we writers can all agree on it's on how important it is to have someone other than your Aunt Margaret edit your manuscript. You've been starring at your precious gem for so long you don't see the little things. That's why editors and publishers nearly demand that your manuscript be edited … Continue reading Get your story critiqued for free by others in the writing field.
Authors have questions and agents have answers! During twitter party #askPSLA, agents Maria Vicente and Kurestin Armada from P.S. Literary Agency answered authors questions. Scroll through their replies below to see what might be helpful for you. Interested in querying Maria or Kurestin? Click here to learn more. CLICK HERE to claim your FREE Query/Cover Letter template!
Kim B. Clark, a University president, taught a principle for learning that applies perfectly for writing as well. He says, "In every major there is a Know-Do-Become pattern that applies to that field. Deep learning of this kind only comes with diligence on the part of the learner." * He teaches, to reach the next level of … Continue reading Three steps to becoming a published writer
Once you have your manuscript finished, what next? If you don't have an agent, finding places- to submit your work can be overwhelming. But you can still submit to publishers without an agent as long as they accept unsolicited manuscripts, like these ones! This is a list of publishers who accept unsolicited adult fiction and/or … Continue reading 11 publishers who accept unsolicited adult fiction and non-fiction.
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You've got a manuscript, and it's glorious. Now, you just have to find an editor that thinks it's as wonderful as you do. How do make your work stand out compared to all the other writing in the slush pile? It's your cover letter. Cover letters used to make me nervous, not gonna lie, but … Continue reading 5 Cover Letter Tips for Writers to Get You Noticed!
When I started writing, one of those most confusing things was figuring out the lingo. I read articles about getting published and had to research more just to understand what "query" meant and to see if my manuscript was "unsolicited" or not. So, for you other confused souls I'm here to help. Here's some terms … Continue reading Writing Terms – what’s it all mean?
One of the best ways to build up your resume is to submit your short stories to magazines. It shows publishers that you can work with an editor, and depending on what magazines hire you, it also reflects your skill level. Here is a wonderful list created by Christopher Fielden. He also has lists for … Continue reading Submit: Magazines that will Publish Your Short Stories