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The Unrequited Query

My first attempt at querying agents (full query below)

In case you aren’t familiar with what a query letter is, it’s similar to the text on the back of a book jacket that is supposed to catch the reader’s attention and tell you a bit about the book, with the hope that the reader will be so enthralled they will… 854 more words


Closet Introverted Side

I took a leap into the writing world and submitted my full manuscript to a few places. Three publishers have my words, and six agents. I thought this was a lot, but apparently it isn’t. 198 more words


Tallying My Rejections

Perhaps it is too premature to record my failures at publishing my first novel (though I’ve begun it a while ago). Perhaps it is best to wait till hindsight to put forth, the seeming cul-de-sac, that is amassing rejection letters. 364 more words

Finished or am I?

Last week, I finally finished my manuscript. I believe I started it January of last year, so I went through writing the first draft, letting it sit in a drawer the prerequisite time, followed by several rounds of edits until now, fifteen months later, I have a completed novel ready for submission. 343 more words


A perfect podcast for publishing

Have you ever committed to a regular writing practice, perhaps pulled together an essay or the first few chapters of a novel that felt pretty polished, but then wondered, “How on earth do I get this thing published?” 256 more words

5 Rules for Query Letters that Work

So you’ve written a book or an article. You’ve taken the time to painstakingly edit and revise and now you think it’s ready to publish. You look around for the next step, seeking the advice of all those who have come before you. 2,407 more words