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Knowing When to Start a New Project: The Agent’s Perspective by Jennie Goloboy

As you have probably already guessed, this month at 5writers.com, we focused on the theme “Knowing When To Start A New Project.” We all had our ideas on this topic, but one thing we couldn’t answer is this: What advice does an agent have on this topic? To answer the question, we turned to “the […]

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Submitting to Digital Presses by Saritza Hernandez

I’m delighted to introduce 5writers.com’s first agent guest blogger. E-Pub Agent extraordinaire and avid coffee-drinker, Saritza Hernandez is as short and simple as this paragraph. Give her a good paranormal or fantasy romance, a giant mug of strong Cuban coffee and a corner to put her feet up to read, and she’s one happy camper! As […]

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This Little Writer went to Market

I’m always on the lookout for new markets for my short stories. Problem is sometimes I get so engrossed in researching literary journals, I don’t write! The good thing about short fiction and flash fiction is that no matter what your genre, from literary fiction to science fiction and every combination in between, there are […]

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Make Them Say “Yes!” Unless They Won’t

By Jennie Jarvis Over my years as a writer – whether it be as a film/television/web writer or as a novelist – there are two pieces of advice regarding submitting my work that have really stuck with me because of how effective they have been in guiding my submission process: No one wants to be […]

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Submitting Work Is Like Dating

When I first started dating, I was just happy to have a boyfriend.  My standards were low (even if the guys were truly nice, cute, etc.).  I looked for a nice smile and answers to questions about what he liked to drink (preferably something alcoholic).  These early relationships didn’t last.  The issue wasn’t that the […]

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When It Comes To Submitting, Fugetaboutit.

For some writers, submitting is an obsession.  Not the act of submitting – which might be a good thing to be obsessed about.  I’m talking about the aftermath of submitting.  The waiting game.  I know writers who check email and snail mail constantly like a teenage girl awaiting a call following a first date.  If […]

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