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Manuscript Submission (Elements of Fiction Writing)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Looks at the current fiction market, explains how to select and approach editors and agents, and indicates the proper form for proposals and submissions.
Hardcover, 163 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Writer's Digest Books (first published January 1990)
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My feeling reading this book was mostly, "I didn't realize 1990 was so long ago!" Memo to me: check publication dates on guides like this. All the information on how to use my local library card catalog to find agents, or how to cleanly correct my type-written manuscript will not be helpful. "Some libraries are linked by computer now!"

Clearly illustrates that in 1990 the internet was called "library."

I do not envy those people their tedious searching through source books to fi
Oct 16, 2007 Kenny rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: writers
Shelves: writing-craft
Good, easy to understand, and thorough book about getting your writing into professional shape. My editor at HarperCollins once said he reads an unsolicited manuscript of query letter until he finds a glaring gaffe either in usage or proofing. If it isn't until the 25th page of the manuscript, he continues reading, for the writer has done his or her work in doing their best to prepare a manuscript to be read by an editor. Conversely, if a writer cannot find the time (or the talent) to adequately ...more
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Since 1978, Scott has studied happily and productively with several spiritual teachers, including Toni Packer, Dainin Katagiri, Tim McCarthy, and (currently) Steve Hagen. As the friend of many spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions, he has also spent much time with them off duty, sometimes serving as confidant. He is a longtime practitioner of both Buddhism and Judaism, and a committed pr ...more
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