Re-pitching a Rejected Story

March 18, 2009

You said, “you then can re-pitch the mss you sent during the poor economy.” Can I do that? I thought once an agent/editor rejects you it’s over. First, let’s clarify something. An agent/editor is not rejecting YOU. They are rejecting your manuscript. That distinction may not help your heart in the moment that you’re reading […]

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Economic Reasons to Submit…or Not

March 9, 2009

Recently, I’ve read a lot on writer’s forums about how bad the book-selling industry is doing right now with the down economy. I’m hearing (reading) that agents and editors are taking on very few new projects, and selecting the ones they do take on with extreme care. So, I’m thinking of stopping my querying for […]

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Do Your Research!

March 4, 2009

I recently got this inquiry in my LDS Publisher e-mail. See if you can figure out what’s wrong with it. I came across your blog (Contests!) and am wondering if you would consider letting me submit a guest post on your site. I am new to freelancing, and I am trying to build my online […]

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Rejection Can Be a Positive Thing

February 26, 2009

I’m a newbie, writing for a national market, not the LDS market, but I’m hoping you can help with this anyway. I’ve been querying agents for my first novel. I’ve gotten three rejections but the rest haven’t responded yet. However, one of the rejections had a hand-written comment at the bottom. It said, “Sorry I […]

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How Long is Too Long?

March 25, 2008

This question was taken from a recent comment on a post from last year. (Thanks for reading through the archives.) I’ve been working on a book for 2 years now, and am thinking I’m getting close to submitting a first draft to a publisher. After reading this, and all the comments, I’m now thinking I […]

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