Wednesday, April 1, 2020

#AtoZChallenge - Agents and Publishers

Welcome to A-DAY of the Operation Awesome A-to-Z Blogging Challenge!  This month we're doing 26 posts on WRITING MOTIVATION

Are you burned out?  That's okay!  Taking a break from your WIP is sometimes what you need to recharge.  Or, are you letting your current WIP sit for the recommended 4+ weeks so you can go back to it with fresh eyes?

My part of our Writing Motivation theme is – Things to work on that still count as writing!

A – Agents and Publishers

Is your career goal to be traditionally published?  Take a breather from your WIP and do some research into agents to find the ones who you believe might be a good fit for your writing and your business style.  Remember, you're looking for a career, right?  You need a business partner who is excited about what you write AND who you can work with successfully.

Finding literary agents

What to look for in an agent

Creating a spreadsheet

Or do you want to research smaller publishers to work with directly, instead of through an agent?

Small press / big press pros and cons

Is a small press right for me?

Small presses

Or is your goal to self-publish?

Self-publishing for author/illustrators

A self-publishing quiz

Self-publishing info and resources from Writer Beware

Whatever your goals, you can research your options and make a business decision that's right for you.

Come back tomorrow for more WRITING MOTIVATION!

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  1. So much useful information. Ah, agents, so much potential, so much heartache :) . Many thanks.
    Tasha 💖
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  2. Informative indeed, Hats off to people who Take up writing as their full time engagement. Atleast such information readable under 1 roof- can make a things a little relaxing.

  3. What an informative blog. Have fun with A to Z.

  4. That's an interesting theme for the challenge
    Happy writing

    Welfare unto all
    Rab rakha


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