Small Presses: Three Publishers Welcome Unagented Submissions

Small Presses: Three Publishers Welcome Unagented Submissions

Most unpublished writers consider the two obvious publishing paths available—traditional publishing with the Big Five and self-publishing. They should also consider small presses as a viable third path. Harvard Square Editions, Salvo Press, and Split Lip Press are small publishing houses that accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts.

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Small Presses: 2 Publishers that Accept Unagented and Unsolicited Submissions

Small Presses: 2 Publishers that Accept Unagented and Unsolicited Submissions

Small and independent publishers offer an option for unpublished writers who don’t want to self-publish. Quirk Books and Köehler Books are among those that accept unagented and unsolicited submissions.

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New York Pitch Conference: The Art of Selling Your First Book

New York Pitch Conference: The Art of Selling Your First Book

Do you have a manuscript you want to pitch? Perhaps you want to test the waters for a book idea? If you're nodding as you read this, you should check out the New York Pitch Conference. I belong to the first camp, and I’m glad I attended. 

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Best-Selling Author Sara Gruen’s Advice to Writers: Keep Your Writing Time Sacred

Best-Selling Author Sara Gruen’s Advice to Writers: Keep Your Writing Time Sacred

Like millions of readers worldwide, I fell in love with Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. So when she graced an online discussion forum sponsored by a group I belong to, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask her a question on behalf of all aspiring writers.

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