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  • Started by Cece Box
    Last reply by Cece Box
    Hi All, Sara suggested I put this question to the group.  Like many of you, apparentl...s, "Santa, Won't You Bring Me a Valentine?"   It's kind of in the "santa baby" mode. Wouldn't you know it - it ac...
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  • I can share, just a bit, not much but perhaps some insights. After feeling I didn't have enough say and control over my book and my career, I did some research on sel...
  • I actually managed to get an agent and contract for my memoir based on having written only four chapters. And I've heard of other memoir writers getting agents and boo...
  • I would add to the excellent advice above that to paint the town with submissions leads to the overwhelm editors experience. In turn, this clogs up the submissions sys...
  • Started by Sakki selznick
    Guys, this is to go in the "Comments" section when I upload the first three chapters on MilkWeed's website. I'm allowed 3000 characters, so I'm still okay here.  Dear...
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  • "In today's world and from my experience, some commercial publishers are very interested in writers who both self publish and market their work aggressively. An instan...
  • I wrote on this subject last summer (June 2010) in an article titled, "The Benefits of Being a Bonehead, Or: Persistence Really Does Pay!" which was published online i...
  • Last reply by Yvonne T. Osborne
    I appreciate you all at SW for taking a look at my query letter. I haven't sent this a...d down from the women on her mother’s side of the family and suppressed in the modern world. From Boyd’s getaway...
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  • The most important thing to me is that you say "now it doesn't feel right". I know the impatience of wanting to finish AND there are some real treasures to be found in...
  • Lexy, Great story. Congrats! A few comments about terminology. Publishing writers, that's what we are, need to start using different language. Vanity Press, Self publi...