Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Stuck at Home? Use This Time Wisely

I just wrapped up reading new submissions and I saw a disturbing trend. It clearly appears that with the down time people have right now as we are all stuck at home, that people are simply just using the time to fire off mass mail submissions to every editor and agent out there. Yes, you might have said to yourself that this is a prime time to do that, but many are making huge mistakes.

I posted on a live feed on Facebook a talk about doing research. This simply is a time that you can start learning more about potential publishers, editors and agents that you want to work with. THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING NOW.

The concept of just flooding the market with all of your submissions without learning about who you are sending the projects to, or if you are right fit is just plain stupid.

So, use the time wisely. Learn the business. Listen, Read and think about what the professionals are saying. This is a good use of your time.

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