Submission 101 Workshop – RWA 2019

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


Carina Press Blog – search by “submission” tag

Kristen Nelson Literary Agency Submission Guidelines

Bookends Literary Agency – sample of agent wish lists

The Rosenberg Group advice on submitting fiction

What It’s Really Like to Go Out on Submission by Diana Urban

Roundup of romance publishers that accept submissions from unagented authors

Writer’s Digest -search for “Submitting Your Work”

10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out

Twitter search #MSWL for posts about Manuscript Wish Lists


For more information about Submitting Your Work, check out these articles-

Submission 101

Synopsis Writing

Slides from the Workshop Presentation 

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