Tag: Acquisitions


Articles / On Writing

Featured Article: What Do Acquisition Editors Really Want?   Just what does that confounding acquisitions editor want from you? And you thought the age-old question about what women want was a stumper. Today I wanted to discuss just what it is that acquisition editors are looking for. Do you know what makes an editor choose one story over another? Well, it’s fairly simple really, but...

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Tips

So, you’ve queried an agent or publisher with your manuscript and have been rejected. Unfortunately, they’ve provided little in the way of feedback about what you are doing wrong. What’s worse, the rejection came in the form of a canned letter. It can get a quite discouraging. After all, it’s not too much to ask for a reason for your rejection and little bit of...

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Articles

In today’s featured article, Diva Shay is going to pull from her background as an acquisitions editor and delve into how a lack of professionalism can keep you from being published. Rejection letters. Strange how two innocuous words such as these can make one shake in their proverbial boots. More often than not, a rejection letter consists of little substance beyond the indication that the...

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Ask the Divas

This week, the question for Ask the Divas is, Why do I need to hire an editor? Well, regardless of what you’ve heard, grammar still matters. Readers still care and so do publishers. Grammatical errors, weak characterizations, and plot holes are distractions that frustrate readers. Countless manuscripts are rejected each year because of these easy to correct issues. The condition of your manuscript will decide...

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