Since I’ve been talking about the submission process and getting an offer recently, I thought for this month’s Links and Resources post I’d share some additional resources and posts about the process of going on submission to publishers. Submission is a nerve-wracking experience, but having a better understanding of it and knowing what to expect can be immensely helpful. So, here are several links and resources that I’ve found helpful:
- Creating a Submission List by agent Kate Testerman explains the process of deciding which editors to submit to, from an agent’s POV.
- Creating a Submission List by agent Jennifer Laughran is an another great post about curating a submission list.
- You can find numerous examples of pitch letters to editors on agent Kristin Nelson’s site here.
- This post by author and former editor S. Jae-Jones describes the process of bringing a book to an editorial board.
- This post by editor Martha Mihalick describes the process from submission to acquisition.
- How Auctions Work by Karen Dionne is a helpful guide.
- This post is a helpful guide to agent/editor negotiations after an offer has been made.
- Anatomy of a Book Deal from BookEnds Literary is a great breakdown of what to expect from a deal.
- When Do Agents Give Up on a Project? by agent Natalie Lakosil
- What Happens When a Book Doesn’t Sell? by author Edan Lepucki
- What to Expect When You’re Submitting by author Natalie Whipple is a great look at submission from an author’s perspective.
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being on Sub by writer Taryn Albright is a basic overview of the process.
- This is an important post from agent Jennifer Laughran on why you should avoid posting publicly about your submission process.
- This whole series of posts by various authors on Mindy McGinnis’s blog is an excellent resource and demonstrates just how varied different experiences can be.
Know any links or resources I missed? Have any questions about the submission process? Let me know in the comments!