Prepare Now for Submit-O-Rama in October

I just found out about this today. It’s another monthly challenge. This one is held in October, just before NaNoWriMo. The assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to submit as many things as many places as possible in one month. Read all about it by clicking the link below. Start collecting resources, reading interviews, and saving submission sites now for maximum effectiveness.

our lost jungle: :Submit-O-Rama:.

Which of These Manuscripts Would You Request?

If you doubt the power of a first paragraph or wonder how an agent or publisher can gauge the quality of a work from the first page, spend an instructive hour browsing these first paragraph entries to Nathan Bransford’s competition. If you are reading this on Thursday, there may still be time to enter.

The 5th Sort-of-Annual Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge! | Nathan Bransford, Author.

How to Write a Great Query Letter

Don’t miss this complete guide to writing an effective query letter.

I’m saving it for the day I finish the rewrite on my book.

Now, I’m going downstairs to make dinner.

Anatomy Of A Query Letter: A Step-By-Step Guide.

PiBoIdMo Day 9: Kelly Light Drives Through Roadblocks « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

If you have ever been told you couldn’t do something, or that you should just give up, here’s an article you should read right now. It isn’t just for writers or illustrators. It’s for everyone with a dream.

PiBoIdMo Day 9: Kelly Light Drives Through Roadblocks « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

Ask an Agent

Here’s a chance to have your submissions and writing questions answered by a top agent. Writers Digest is starting a new column with Barbara Poelle. They need questions from writers. Yours could be chosen! Check the article for all the information you need.

Introducing Our New Advice Column for Writers: Funny You Should Ask! | WritersDigest.com.

Agent Advice: Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties, Inc. | WritersDigest.com

Agent Advice: Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties, Inc. | WritersDigest.com.

Here’s another great blog from an agent. Many literary agencies now maintain blogs. They contain advice that can help you decide where to submit. They also offer specific instructions regarding submissions. These can save valuable time. Be professional. Always do your research before sending out queries or manuscripts.

Query Roundup 9/7 + An Opportunity | Confessions

Query Roundup 9/7 + An Opportunity | Confessions.

This article offers unique insight into an agent’s selection process. Fascinating reading for those interested in submitting either YA or adult fiction