Category Archives: Getting Published

Information on approaching literary agents and publishers.

How to Become a Market-Savvy Writer in 5 Days (A Step-by-Step Guide)

‘Know your reader’ is a great mantra for any writer, published or unpublished, however, in today’s hugely competitive market, it doesn’t seem to be quite enough anymore. While ‘Know your industry’ is significantly less important, the extra knowledge can be … Continue reading

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How Agents Submit to Publishers – an Editor’s Perspective

One of the most exciting parts of being an editor is receiving a brilliant pitch from an agent. For the most part, agents submit manuscripts via email. These emails vary widely from agent to agent – each one has their … Continue reading

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How to Submit to Agents – From an Agency’s Point of View

All agencies are run differently, and may attend to submissions in different ways. This can make it hard to know exactly how to pitch a manuscript. In general terms, it is always wise to research the agent, their list and … Continue reading

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Introduction to Self-editing Fiction

Eleanor Evans When writing fiction, countless hours are put into characters, scenes and a storyline and it would be surprising if an author did not become completely immersed in their work. As a result, it is normal for writers to … Continue reading

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‘Being ignored is something you get used to,’ says new writer signed up by United Agents

Lorena Goldsmith: Rowena, first of all, congratulations on being signed up by United Agents! Let’s start at the beginning. What made you think you could write a book and why did you give it a go? Rowena Kitchen: I woke … Continue reading

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Post London Book Fair 2010

I’ve attended the mid-list crisis seminar at the London Book Fair.I liked Dan Franklin from Jonathan Cape, despite his very serious stance.He is one of those who drop “long-tail” (or long–tale? lol) authors to make room for new ones. That’s … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Update March 25, 2012: Chekhov’s Rifle has been imported from Blogger to WordPress and it’s now the book blog for Lorena Goldsmith’s Self-Editing Fiction that Sells (Paperback, 2014). Welcome, everybody! Chekhov’s Rifle is Daniel Goldsmith Associates’ very first and probably … Continue reading

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