Posts tagged with: Editors

Simultaneous Submissions

By On Jul 15 2013, 8:19 am

Tagged as Editors, Submissions

So you’ve finished a manuscript.

Take a deep breath. Pat yourself on the back. Pour yourself that celebratory drink. You’ve earned it. Reaching the finish line on any project is one heck of an accomplishment. So kick back and enjoy yourself, because the fun part is officially over.

Now you’re looking at rereads, revisions, critique partner suggestions, more revisions, synopsis drafting, and perhaps even more revisions. Because when you start submitting, you want your manuscript to be the very best version of your book available for the editor’s consideration. After you’ve narrowed down your list of prospective publishers, you have to take note of how each publisher prefers to receive submission packages. Publisher A, for example, requires a detailed promotion plan. Publisher B only asks for the first three chapters, the conclusion, and a synopsis. Publisher C wants the full, the synopsis, and the promotion plan. If you’re serious about getting your work considered, you’ll apply focus to the criteria each publisher lists, as well as their chosen dos and don’ts.  Read more…

The same but different

By On Jan 6 2013, 2:22 pm

Tagged as Editors

Anyone who knows me, even a little, knows I can spend a fair amount of time with my foot in my mouth I’ve thrown name (South African slang for made a fool of my myself) in quite a few different countries and more than a few languages.  In a note I wrote to the parents [...]

We’ve got you covered!

By On Nov 26 2012, 8:31 am

Two lovers passionately embrace on the back of a rearing stallion… A lonely woman in a gothic gown walks the moors… A grim-looking man stands beside a snarling wolf, backlit by the rising moon… Any of these could describe the images on a romance novel cover. Now that we’re firmly entrenched in the digital age, [...]

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