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 →

How to Write a Query Letter – A Basic Breakdown

Whether you're drafting your first ever query letter or have written a whole bunch of them, the truth remains the same: query letters can be tough. Each manuscript is different. Heck, each query letter is a little different! Even when you're querying the same manuscript to multiple people you still need to take the time... Continue Reading →

Who Do I Address My Query Letter To?

Submission guidelines can sometimes be vague, especially those at publishing houses it seems. You may find their guidelines to simply say something like: send your manuscript or proposal to publishers@bigpublishinghouse.com. Okay, so at least you know the address where you are supposed to send your submission, but you want to do things the proper way.... Continue Reading →

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