Starting a contacts page in your notebook.
Today I wanted to look ahead and get prepared for what comes next. I know it is not a good idea to think too much beyond the completion of the book if you’re still working on the draft but I am hoping this is a helpful exercise.
It’s something I have been meaning to do for a while. If you’re a planner like me, then it’s an excuse to make a list.
With the genre of your book in mind, find five agents that handle the type of work you’re currently writing. Make a note of their postal address and e-mail too. The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook is good for this but obviously the internet may be more available to you.
Do the same with five publishers, whether they be a large or a small outlet. Be as specific as you can. Also, find the name of the person to whom you would submit the work. Like before, note down the postal address and e-mail address. Look for some online publishers too.
Also try to find five writing competitions (online or magazine.)
This list is something that I am planning to add to over time. It’s a list I hope you will find useful too.
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