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First steps to finding an agent or publisher #AmEditing #AmWriting #Authors #Submissions #Agents #Publishers #Publishing

Over on my editing blog, I’m talking about the first steps to finding an agent or publisher.

Creating Perfection ~ Freelance Fiction Editor

So, you’ve completed your manuscript and now want to find a home for it. Your next step, if you’re not interested in self-publishing,  is to try to find an agent or publisher.

But where do you start?

There is so much to consider and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the information and advice available. I’m going to try to consolidate some of the information for you here.

First, you need to find out who will be the best fit for your manuscript. There’s not point sending it to a romance publisher if it’s a horror, you’ll be wasting everyone’s time doing that.

  • Research publishing houses who specialise in your genre
  • Look at other authors in your genre and see who they are represented by

Second, once you have a list of target publishers, research them.

  • Are they open for submissions?
  • If not, do they detail when they will…

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