Self-Publishing for YouPublishing Week
I think nearly every writer has started out hoping to have their name printed on the cover of a book, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. There's also nothing wrong with not doing that the traditional way. You're allowed to self-publish for yourself and not worry about selling books or creating a following. I know, because I did it. And it's not as hard as you might think.
A Quick Intro
A couple years ago, I was really itching to publish a book. But I knew I didn't want to go through a publisher. I also didn't want to deal with all the hassle of marketing and trying to sell it. I really just wanted a book that had my name on the cover and my stories on the inside. Simple. Getting it at the lowest cost possible was also a concern, because two teenagers and a couple dogs doesn't exactly make my checkbook overflow. I started searching the internet for a way to accomplish this and have
Traditional Novel PublishingPublishing Week
So you've written a novel. You've edited, gotten beta readers, polished that sucker 'til it shines, and you're ready to enter the wide world of the publishing industry. Where do you start? First, here's what you DO need:
a finished manuscript. (Only non-fiction can be pitched before it's written.)
Here's what you DON'T need:
money. It's always free to submit novels to legit agents and editors. Reading fees for novels are scams.cover art or other illustrations. I advise writers not to commission art ahead of time, since the publisher will want a say in all images that go into the novel. It'd be a shame for your money to be wasted.publishing experience or a big following (known as a "platform.") Novels stand on merit alone!
Step 1: Pitch Materials
1.1: Query Letters
You need to write a query letter, sometimes called a pitch. These are 1-page letters that introduce your bo
How and Where to Submit Your LiteratureGallery Descriptions and Miscats Month
There are many ways of submitting your writing on DeviantArt, and in this article we're going to go right back to basics to ensure you can get your work to the best possible place it can be to attract the right audience.
How to Submit Writing to DeviantArt
Before we even get on to where to submit your literature, let's have a look at the various ways you can get your writing into the DeviantArt galleries. There's a number of ways to do this, each one is suitable for a different goal:
1. Sta.sh Writer
First on the list, and the best way to prepare your writing for submission to your gallery, is Sta.sh Writer. Be it a poem, a story, a character sheet, or even a journal, Sta.sh offers the most intuitive and flexible way to input text on DeviantArt.
Hover the cursor over the big 'SUBMIT' button, and you should see the link to Sta.sh displayed in a drop-down menu. From the right-hand side of the screen, loc