Getting out of the slush pile and staying out!
by Emerian Rich from HorrorAddicts.net
Choosing a sub call
*Investigate the publisher, familiarize yourself with their publications. Know what they stand for and what they’ve liked in the past.
*If there is time, ask trusted writer friends if they have dealt with them.
*Have time to write what they are asking for or have a story in your locker that you can change to fit.
*Concentrate on the deadline and give yourself a doable work schedule.
*Right before subbing, revisit the sub call guidelines on their actual site to see if anything has changed, or if you missed anything.
*Make sure you put your name and contact information on the manuscript in case it gets separated from your email.
*When in doubt, use the William Shunn method: www.shunn.net/format/story.html
*Create a proper, short but informative cover letter. In the…
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