Nonfiction Proposals – Competitive Analysis

For those joining us for the first time, we've been stepping through the various elements of a Nonfiction Proposal. Most novel-length nonfiction is sold on proposal rather than with a fully finished manuscript, so structuring a strong proposal is your first step to querying agents and publishers. This month we'll look at the Competitive Analysis... Continue Reading →

Nonfiction Proposals

If you write novel-length nonfiction, here's the good news: you don't have to write the whole book before you query. Instead, you write a proposal. Here's the not-so-good news: crafting a winning proposal can take almost as much time as writing the whole book. But fear not! Sub It Club is here to make the proposal-writing process as pain-free as possible. This... Continue Reading →

Life is like a box of chocolates…

...at least if you're the winner of Sub It Club's Submission Bingo. I'm happy to announce that Brenda Yun has won our current round. Woo hoo! Congrats, Brenda! Brenda has been querying her #ownvoices work of adult upmarket fiction since late March. In that time, she's racked up 20 rejections, and still has 5 fulls and 2 partials... Continue Reading →

Nonfiction query basics … part 1 Picture Books

Barbara Kingsolver once likened writing fiction to planting a garden in the desert. Meanwhile, writing nonfiction is weeding an overgrown hillside into something beautiful. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. ... I'm more weeder than planter. Most of what I write is nonfiction, and I know a few Sub It Clubbers are in... Continue Reading →

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