You'll Love This eBook Excerpt If:
- You have a completed manuscript ready
- You are a romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, suspense or horror writer
- You're looking for formatting guidelines for a genre novel
Genre fiction refers to distinct types of stories, such as romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, suspense or horror. If your novel falls within a genre, you'll need to know how to query an agent or editor in that market. In this 15-page PDF, you'll learn the basics of each genre including word counts, formatting guidelines, and sample queries for each.
Get expert advice and gain insight into the submission process with Genre Novels - Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript.
In This eBook Excerpt You'll Learn:
- How to format a query letter & see sample query letters
- The basics of each genre—romance, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy
- The do's and don'ts of email queries to agents
Tips on Submitting a Romance Novel From This eBook Excerpt:
- Don't believe the myth that romance novels don't have to be as well written as mainstream novels. Today's romance novels are meticulously crafted, character-driven stories that are continually on the top of the best-seller lists.
- Do obtain a copy of a publisher or agent's guidelines. Romance guidelines are extremely specific as to characters, plotlines, and page length, so make sure your story or novel fits the guidelines before sending.
- Do indicate which series you think your novel will be perfect for if you are submitting to a publisher that has several difference series of romances
- Do indicate in your query letter the names of authors that your work is similar to in order to give the editor or agent a point of reference; if possible, reference an author who is published or represented by the publisher or agent you are sending your query to. This shows your familiarity with the publisher's work and that you've done your homework and know the market.
- Don't send a query or package via e-mail or fax unless the editor or agent specifically requests it.
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