What Small Press Editors Want and Why You Should Care

Here’s a great insight into the process of a small press editor. Much of this holds for any kind of manuscript submission. It also applies to readers, if you are selling to them directly.

What Editors Want; A Must-Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines | The Review Review.

Subsidy Publishing: Proceed With Caution — The Book Designer

Do your research. Be aware. Before paying someone to publish your book or before signing a self-publishing contract, even if it does not involve an initial payment from you, Google the publisher’s name along with the word “scam.”  Then, repeat with the word “complaint.” Read carefully and think.

Subsidy Publishing: Proceed With Caution — The Book Designer.

7 Continuation Issues To Avoid When Writing a Series

If you are writing the second book in a series, can you depend on readers knowing everything from the first book? Would be nice, wouldn’t it? But, uh, no. And that’s not all.

Writing A Series: 7 Continuation Issues To Avoid | The Creative Penn.

The Same But Different: Writing For Children’s Series | SCBWI Metro NY News

Challenges of writing the second book in a series.

The Same But Different: Writing For Children’s Series | SCBWI Metro NY News.

Carly Watters, Literary Agent, Lists the Most Common Manuscript Problems

Review these common problems before you submit your work to a literary agent!

6 Things That Are Wrong With Your Manuscript | Carly Watters, Literary Agent.

Avoid Predictable Rejections: Don’t Give Them an Easy Excuse

As you plan submissions for the new year, here are some things to check.

6 Reasons Editors Will Reject You | WritersDigest.com.

Common Problems in Rhyming Picture Book Manuscripts

If you are writing a rhyming picture book manuscript, it might be a good idea to read this excellent post right now. It warns you about common pitfalls and guides you toward success.

Picture Book Den: How *not* to write a rhyming picture book (or If it’s good enough for Old King Cole…) by Juliet Clare Bell..

Writers First AidWeakened Mind Anxiety (Part 2)

In this great post Kristi Holl describes some of the fears that hold me back from writing.

I don’t know about you, but it’s just what I needed today.

Writers First AidWeakened Mind Anxiety (Part 2).