December 15th, 2015

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Writing Excuses 10.49: What Do I Do with This Thing Now?

Writing Excuses 10.49: What Do I Do with This Thing Now?

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/12/06/writing-excuses-10-49-what-do-i-do-with-this-thing-now/

Key Points: Start at the top of your list. Acceptances and rejections are not editorial feedback. Semi-pro markets can be good too! Make a list. Consider pay rate, size of audience, and shininess when prioritizing your list. Beware! The wrong agent is worse than no agent. Look for books you liked, then see who their agents were, and hunt those online. Cold submissions to a slushpile still work! Don't pre-reject.
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[Brandon] We are actually out of time. I want to assign some homework, but first I want to warn you. When we come back to submissions... We're actually going to do the Q&A episode first. So the last episode of the season will actually be a different topic from this. I wanted to prepare our listeners for that. Your homework is to make this list. The thing that you've written, whether it be flash fiction or a novel, and anything in between, I want you to go and research markets. Find similar stories. Find stories you have loved that share some elements, whether it be links or whether it thematic content or whatever and find out where those were published. Then find out who the editors are, what the submission process is like, what their website looks like, all of these things and make your list. That is going to kind of be your battle plan for getting this thing published. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses. Now go write.
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