Advice for Writers: Making Submissions Professional

Editors and other publishing professionals (including slush pile interns) say the same thing over and over again: 90% of rejections occur because a) the manuscript was formatted incorrectly or b) the manuscript is not something that publisher actually publishes (sending urban fantasy to a sword-and-sorcery magazine). Making sure your cover letter has the right information, that the MS has page numbers and a cover page, and that you’ve done your homework on your chosen publication will spare you a lot of frustration, rejection, and the oh-so-fashionable alcoholism that has plagued great writers like Hemingway and Kerouac.

All this is covered in the Science Fiction Writers of America’s article on beginning writers. Follow the link below!

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