What aspiring Hemingways and Austens need to avoid to get published
Claire Gillman is the perfect person to help you find a publisher for your manuscript. She has done it successfully, having had 20 of her own books published. She has spoken to many commissioning editors and agents about what they look for (and look to avoid) in a submission. And she has worked as a literary consultant, helping all sorts of authors to improve their proposals. Now, she combines all this wisdom into How Not to Get Published, explaining clearly 50 common mistakes which authors make and how you can avoid them. These tips will ensure that your work receives the attention and the publisher that it deserves.
- Full of practical advice, not just on the presentation of material, but also on how to create a covering letter, synopsis and first chapter that will grab a publisher’s attention.
- Broken down into 50 bite-size rules that you should follow