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Submitting a manuscript to a publisher

Research Latest Publisher's Guidlines on Websites

Before submitting your work, check the publisher's latest guidelines and subjects they want, including if they are still  open for submissions and when. There are some publishers who want you to submit at certain times of the year, These are updated on the publishers' individual websites. They may be on a menu listed at the bottom of the webpage.  

Target Your Market Before You Write

Your success to publishing is to successfully study the targeted publisher before writing . This is even more important than the research needed to write the article or book . Head to their website and take note of the latest updates, current catalogue listings and needs. If it is a magazine article you are writing, get a copy of a current magazine and read the articles. What are current topics being discussed? Better yet, query the editor asking if they would consider the article you are contemplating writing.

Submitting your manuscript to a publisher.

When submitting a manuscript to a publisher make sure it matches what they are selling by reading a few excerpts of their listings on their website. Then check the date it was published. If it is recent, your manuscript may be rejected because it will compete with that production they have  placed their budget to promote . Also ,select one genre for your submission in your query to the editor. Make sure you follow the publisher's guidelines for submitting. Do a close edit for spelling errors, grammar problems, and errors in facts such as dates of events.
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