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Your Cover Letter

Your Cover Letter

If your targeted publisher accepts complete manuscripts without the formality of a Query Letter, then you will want to adapt your Cover Letter to include information about you, as an author. Mention previous publications and expertise. (Include these things only if this is your Cover Letter in this case is your First Contact with the Publisher or Agent). Do not repeat this information if you already sent a Query Letter.

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Choosing a Publisher

I think some of the lines between these different modes of publishing are sometimes very blurred. How do you know which kind of publishing suits your needs?

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Upmarket Fiction

Upmarket fiction straddles the line between literary and commercial fiction. The writing is elevated but accessible, the characters appear unique while remaining universal, and the plots are proverbial but unpredictable. Since readers have become wise to the tropes of their preferred genre, agents and publishers are now searching for books that can exist in either marketplace.

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Inspiration or Determination?

Visit with us and share some of the things you do to keep yourself from putting your project on the back shelf.

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Point of View

There are Points of View till hell won’t have them. And we are going to talk about a few of them. We have been discussing character building, settings, symbols and images. We discussed dialogue, subjects and subtexts. On Sunday we hit on Action.