Sub It Clubbers have been working hard this past year. Members have made great strides toward their goals of publication, from connecting with critique partners in our Critique Partner Matchup, to perfecting pitches and queries, to sending submissions, to illustrator postcard mailings, and so much more. There are so many steps along the way to... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 →
2015 Year of Success!
As you know, here at Sub It Club we are all about submitting work well! We are truly happy to see the growth of all of our members as they work towards their goals. Whether you have been learning to write that first query letter, are trading with critique partners and polishing up your manuscript,... Continue Reading →
Submissions 101 – Should I Submit to Publishers?
There are many, many great reasons you should submit your work to agents, but let's face it, not all work is right for an agent. Or maybe you have exhausted your agent search and still believe in your manuscript. There are definitely times that submitting your work straight to publishers is a good idea, even if... Continue Reading →
PIRATE’S LULLABY: MUTINY AT BEDTIME – A Query Letter That Worked
While many publishing houses are closed to submissions, querying editors is still a possibility in some circumstances, and it can definitely lead to publication. Today we are celebrating Sub It Club member, Marcie Wessels and the release of her debut picture book! Marcie is here to tell us how she queried her editor directly and share her... Continue Reading →
Deciding If a Small Publisher is Legit
This post is brought to you by the one and only, Lisha Cauthen. Oh, man. Today we open a It can be hard to decide if a small publisher is legit. Brand new publishers don't have a track record, but may be entirely a class operation. Long-time small publishers might turn out to be a... Continue Reading →