SavvyAuthors Blog: Deciding When to Query

There are few things more rewarding than receiving paralleled excitement about your manuscript from someone who has just read it, hence the sharing addiction that many writers often fall into. Once we as writers have overcome our writerly sensibilities of “I don’t want to share my writing with anyone,” next comes the please-read-and-love-this phase.

The writers who continue after their publication pursuits must at some point share their writing with other writers and have it “workshopped” (or critiqued by several writers). Sometimes, we as writers get so excited about the story that’s unfurling on the page before us, we want to skip the editing and workshopping step and go straight to submissions. (Trust me, I’ve been there, too.)

However, there is an ideal time to submit your manuscripts for consideration by a literary agent or editor.

 

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