Video: Top 5 Tips For Submitting Your Novel To Publishers

What lessons did our Founding Editor learn during the submissions process for her debut novel? In this video, Helen Scheuerer takes us through her top 5 tips for submitting your novel to publishers, and what she learnt along the way.

Be honest with yourself about whether or not your manuscript is ready to be put out into the world… Make sure it’s as perfect as it can be, before you submit it to publishers…”

Watch the video in full below!

What to Take Away From This Video:

  1. Be honest with yourself about where the manuscript is at.
  2. Use a submissions spreadsheet
  3. Prepare your query letter, covering letter, synopsis and author biography prior to undertaking the submissions process.
  4. Be sure to research the publisher before you submit your manuscript!
  5. Don’t give up!

Want to hear more about Helen’s experience as a first time author? Read her article ‘The Plight of the Modern Author’ here, where she tackles publishing, social media and the risks for new authors.

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