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