Friday, July 13, 2007

To put it online -- or not

It's Friday the 13th and so far no disasters have happened. so far.

I found this bit of useful writing advice on the Children's business of Writing group:

From the Guide to Literary Agents:

"Perhaps your goal is to put samples of your writing/or illustrations online in the hopes that someone such as an agent or editor will come across the site and contact you. Unfortunately, the odds of this are very, very low.

If you really are looking to get your work noticed by agents without going through the traditional submission process, my best advice is to get short stories published in prominent journals, or get your nonfiction articles published in prominent magazines."

On the other hand, there has been much discussion lately about the fact that, when you submit material to agents or publishers, they often will do a search online to see if you have a website or a BLOG, just to get a better feel for you and your writing/ illustrating.

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