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
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.