I’ve been in love with creating tales of adventure since I was a child. As an adult I started submitting short stories and a modest number were accepted.
After 28 years of teaching writing, having evaluated over a 1,000 manuscripts, and having had 16 myself published by traditional publishers, I have found that ‘what you need’ can be distilled down to four main points.
I’ve been on all sides of the anthology fence, as a story submitter, a publisher, editor, and judge. I’ve felt the thrill of acceptance and the disappointment of rejection
My novel’s title is now on a t-shirt being sold by The Wild Bunch film festival in Arizona.
This is not an occurrence I could have imagined two years ago, when I self-published my Canadian historical mystery.
In order to ensure you are protected and can properly profit from your work in the future, you need to make sure you negotiate a rock-solid publishing contract that contains all the right components.