Two Easy Tricks to Get You Published

Are there any simple tricks that I can do with my finished manuscript that will help a publisher be a little more impressed with my work?

Yes, there is are two very easy tricks that you can do that will impress the heck out of a publisher:

  • Follow their submission guidelines.
  • Run your spell check and grammar check and correct everything.

Those two tricks alone will get you far. You have no idea how many of the manuscripts I received didn’t do these two very simple and very easy things.

Author: LDS Publisher

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7 thoughts on “Two Easy Tricks to Get You Published”

  1. Easy enough! I’m gonna do it! 🙂 I just looked at some articles I submitted online and found spelling errors! I quickly corrected them.

  2. I would imagine that a good, thorough final read would be quite beneficial as well. If anything to check for all those little things that a spell checker can’t find aka their, there, they’re, etc. It might be worth an hour or two.

  3. I find it easier to spot mistakes when I print out my manuscripts and read them as a hard copy.

    And, LDSP, you forgot some of my favorite hints–money placed between pages, perfumed pages, colored paper, fancy fonts, and the best one, a box of gooey chocolates included in the submission packet. Be honest, you like those submissions the best :).

  4. I always have to re-read after a week or so of being away from it. And Rebecca is right about using hard copy for editing. I always catch more that way. And a good second pair of eyes never hurts.

  5. I will not look at that servant! I would rather die a horrifying death than entertain the thought that it could be that easy to be healed 🙂

    Great advice, LDSP.

  6. Rebecca, they asked for SIMPLE tricks. All those other ideas, while exceptional, require thought and work. 🙂

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