Sending work to publishers...?

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hankslightfoot
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Sending work to publishers...?

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I'm supposed to be sending some of my work to a publisher, but for some reason I am drawing a blank. I have no idea where to start, or what to do. The instructions I have just aren't clicking. If someone could clarify a few things for me, maybe explain how they sent their work in, usually a quick run through is all I need to understand. I'd really appreciate any advice you can give.

Thanks for taking the time to read this,
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Re: Sending work to publishers...?

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I saw your post and am not sure how helpful I can be. Reading through the course material I came across a section that addresses that and gives a fair amount of information about how to do it. Check the Table of Contents for the first manual and I think you'll find instructions.

If you have a mentor, that would seem to be your "best" option. I do wish you the best of luck in the completion of your task.
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Hi Han,

When you are submitting your work to a publisher he very first thing you should do is read the publisher's submission guidelines to make sure that your piece follows what they are asking for. If your submission strays from the guidelines it will not be accepted. Be sure to add a query or cover letter if asked.

Also, make sure that your chosen publishers accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Most publishers only accept electronic versions of manuscripts, which you can send in directly on their website.

Hopefully this helps, Han!

Best Wishes,

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My tutor gave me great sites....ask your tutor. Also Google "magazines or publishers accepting submissions". You will get a lot of info there. Then just read the guidelines and send your work in. It's great fun and exciting. Good luck!
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Select a market or publisher before you write anything. Read an issue of the periodical. Then write, making sure you follow the guidelines EXACTLY. That is the best way to create work that sells.
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