There is a right way and a wrong way to approach an agent or a publisher with your completed manuscript. You’ll likely encounter difficulties, long wait times, hurdles and fiery hoops you’ll need to jump through, and even some traps you’ll need to avoid. This section is aimed at helping you through the obstacle course.


Always do your homework and know who you’re dealing with, how they do business, and what you can expect.

Query and Submission

Initiate contact in a professional, well thought out manner, following all instructions to the letter.


What they can say in response to your query and how you should reply (or not).