Many submissions to publishers and agents go unanswered and probably many unread. Some writers even collect rejection letters (or e-mails more likely) and use the increasing number as motivation to find a home for their work. That keeps them going.
But sometimes a change in tactics can mean a much different reply to their work. There are good and bad rejections. How do you know if the publishers, editor, or agent is leaving an opening, however slight, for you? What should you do to respond? And if you getting no feedback whatsoever – what are you doing wrong?
This workshop gives you tips and strategies of how to approach the gatekeepers in the publishing world. We will look at the right and wrong for sending out queries, what makes an effective pitch? what do successful proposals look like? does it ever make sense to call editors or agents?
One variation in your method could make the difference between rejection and acceptance.