How to Submit Your Manuscript

Publishing 101-Phase 2
[Your Manuscript] Submitting

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Finally, let’s talk about how to submit your manuscript!

man with book By imagerymajesticSooooo….after spending a few weeks talking about getting your manuscript ready to submit, we are finally ready to submit it! Hooray!

That’s the good news.

The bad news is I can’t tell you exactly how to submit it because it really depends on who you are working with and what their requirements are.

What I can tell you is this:

  • Go back and make sure you do one more spell check on the entire document–especially after you’ve added the front and back material I discussed last week.
  • Go to the website where you want to submit your manuscript–whether it’s for a contest, an agent, a publisher or someone like me, you will be able to find information about what their requirements are for manuscript submission.
  • Follow those instructions to a “T”–pay attention to how they want their margins, the page markings, the submission email, etc.
  • Finally, say a prayer! It’s scary and exciting to submit your manuscript–and a little prayer never hurts!

Your next steps will vary quite a bit if you aren’t working with me or self publishing, so you may or may not find the next posts about book production useful–but I hope you will hang in there with me because you will probably learn something that will help you!

Are you ready to talk about book production next?

I hope so!

Your Turn–where do you want to submit your manuscript? Comment Below!


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