The submission process for publishing a novel the traditional way is an act of patience, perseverance, and a bit of luck.
I finished my most recent historical fantasy novel —Geist—(formerly The Maiden of Gevaudan for those who’ve been following for a while. The title sucked, this one is much better. 🙂 )early this year and am currently in the process of manifesting a literary agent who as in love with this allegory on life after death as I am.
I research the agents I submit to, and am pretty particular as to whom I will send my work off. It’s all about fit. I have a fair amount of friends who are agented writers, and they are all about finding the best person (other than yourself) to champion your work and your voice. I’m in this for the long haul and value relationship above all else. So, finding that right-fit representative means no mass emails to every agent who takes historical fantasy.
Plus, I am a shameless lover of the publishing industry and really want to honour the risk agents take on all of us writer types.
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Day 22 in the writer’s studio- It’s Tuesday, which means it is submission day for me. Landing an agent is an act of patience, perseverance, and a bit of luck. I research the ones I submit to, and really want to make sure we are a great fit for each other. Off this one goes to an NYC agent with whom I would love to work. #literaryagents #literaryagent #amwriting #amquerying #geist #writersstudio #writerslife #writersofinstagram #novelist #novelistsofinstagram #querytracker #outforsubmission
Submission sent! Send me some extra juicy good vibes for this one. 🙂
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