Joanne is presenting a workshop at RWA 2019 in New York City with her critique partner, Catherine Mann, onSubmission 101 to help authors polish a submission package. Writers will learn how to follow up their pitches with substantive, thoroughly polished pieces that demonstrate a knowledge of the industry expectations for a selling proposal. The workshop discusses pitching, smart use of hooks, writing a query letter and synopsis, and gives an overview of what to include in your proposal package. Submission 101 offers clear, constructive advice for a stronger final product.
Here’s a sneak peek of links referenced in the workshop to help writers learn more about putting together their submissions.
Links to Learn More
Harlequin Submission Guidelines https://harlequin.submittable.com/submit
Carina Press Blog – search by “submission” tag https://www.carinapress.com/blog/tag/submissions/
Kristen Nelson Literary Agency Submission Guidelines
Bookends Literary Agency – sample of agent wish lists http://bookendsliterary.com/submissions/
The Rosenberg Group advice on submitting fiction http://www.rosenberggroup.com/submitfiction.htm
What It’s Really Like to Go Out on Submission by Diana Urban
Roundup of romance publishers that accept submissions from unagented authors https://www.bryndonovan.com/2018/01/15/romance-publishers-who-accept-unsolicited-manuscripts-2018/
Writer’s Digest -search for “Submitting Your Work” https://www.writersdigest.com/?s=submitting%20your%20work
10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/10-ways-make-submission-stand-slush-pile
Twitter search #MSWL for posts about Manuscript Wish Lists
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Available August 8th
I’m having a Cover Reveal today for GAME ON, book #2 in the Texas Playmakers series featuring the Ramsey family from Last Stand, Texas. If you haven’t read The Perfect Catch yet, download that one first. I love the gorgeous covers for this series.
Check out the cover of Game On available 8/8/19. ⚾️
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He’s home to recover …and rekindle a romance with his first love
After a hitting streak propels him onto a major league roster, Nate Ramsey lands on the injured list. The one bright spot in a frustrating summer is returning home to Last Stand, Texas – until he’s tasked with confronting Keely Harper, an old flame whose business is running roughshod over his grandfather’s farm. Nate accepted it when she ended things five years ago, but he won’t overlook a slight to the rest of the Ramseys. What game is she playing?
Enter the Giveaway!
Keely has always carried the weight of responsibility for her dysfunctional family, so she can’t regret the way she ended things with Nate. Cutting him loose to pursue his dreams was the kindest thing she could have done for a man with talent to take him far beyond Last Stand. Except now he’s back, and the fireworks between them haven’t faded a bit. If she gives into the temptation of a kiss, will she be able to let him go again once his injury heals and baseball wants him back?
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