Fiction Book Proposal: Now What?


Here is another great post from Michael Dellert in his series on creating a fiction book proposal

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Over the last several weeks, we’ve been exploring the business-end of the writing life: finding agents, querying agents, and preparing a fiction book proposal. Today, we’re going to talk about what happens next, once you’ve found your agents and written up your proposal: Submissions, Waiting, and Rejections.

Submissions

Manuscript Submission - Not as Sexy as It Sounds Manuscript Submission – Not as Sexy as It Sounds

Most agents and publishers will accept electronic submissions these days. This means an email with your proposal attached as a Word document, formatted in standard manuscript format. If you don’t know what standard manuscript format looks like, check out this blog post.

Some agents and publisher still only except submissions the old-fashioned way: on paper. If you’re at all like me, the last time you went to the post office was when America Online was still in knickers, so let me explain:

  • You’ll need to print everything, single-sided, on this crazy wood…

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