Writing

10 Tips for Pitching Your Writing

Pitching your writing

Literary agents and publishers reject more manuscripts today than ever before—well more than 90%. Though they want your submissions—they really do—and are sincerely hoping they’ll discover the next successful writer, the sheer volume of submissions causes many to not even respond unless their answer is Yes. Check the Submission Guidelines of many agents and publishers […]

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How to Choose and Use a Mentor

How to choose a mentor

Guest post by Dr. Dennis E. Hensley I can personally attest to the value of a mentor. My high school English teacher gave me lists of books to read, edited my manuscripts, and encouraged me to write for the school literary magazine. My college adviser and teacher pushed me to become a reporter for the […]

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