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Don't Sabotage Your Submission: Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A.

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This book reveals the reasons ninety percent of fiction manuscripts are rejected quickly by first readers, long before character and plot can be evaluated on their own merits.

Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Bella Rosa Books
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I met Chris at a NCWN Conf and as a result became a member of SIC. Chris has put her 40 years of experience into a pithy exposé of what it takes to avoid being consigned to the slush pile. This is a quick concise must read explaining how to send a read worthy manuscript to an agent and getting past the vetting process in publishing.
May 07, 2009 Shauna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fiction writers
An editor and slush pile reader explains the mistakes that can get a manuscript rejected and tells how to avoid them.
Sometimes a little corny, but full of lots of good information for serious writers.
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Insider information from Agatha Award-winning author and book editor Chris Roerden (44 years in publishing) about getting your manuscript past the important gatekeepers. Chris is also a former university instructor of writing (U of So. Maine, U of Wisc-Milwaukee), past president of a trade association of 250 commercial and university presses, and editor for authors published by St. Martin's Press, ...more
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