I've written a story. Now what?

1) GET RELIABLE FEEDBACK
  • Join a writing critique group
  • Take a class
  • Attend a writing conference
  • Hire an editor

2) RESEARCH WHERE TO SUBMIT
  • These books and websites can guide you to the right people
  • Make a short list of agents or publishers to submit to
  • Double check contact information (people move frequently!)

3) PREPARE TO SUBMIT
  • Follow agent/publisher guidelines to the letter
  • Format your manuscript properly
  • Write a clear and catchy query letter
4) KEEP WRITING