You think you want a Big Five publisher, but are you sure?
Many established writers prefer to go with small and indie publishers, because they’re looking for a long-lasting partnership and more individual attention.
Many of the small publishers below focus on literary fiction, but there are some for nonfiction and poetry as well.
You’ve considered self-publishing, but you have your doubts.
Here are stories from people who became wildly successful: they got their book in the hands of thousands of readers and made a bucketload of money.
And all without waiting for years and wading through mounds of rejection from traditional publishers.
Learn from how these 7 writers got movie deals, quit their day jobs, and gained tens of thousands of readers.
Many publishers want stories with romance in them, but what about publishers who specifically want romance novels?
All of the 40 publishers below are looking for romance, and some of them accept only romance novels/novellas (of varying heat levels).
Some of them even vary by romance sub-genres—and no, not just erotica—so you can personalize your submission options even more.
Good luck finding a place for your romance novel or novella!
Below you’ll find a list of 30 YA publishers that will provide you all the information you need to get your novel or nonfiction book published.
The best part? For the vast majority of these publishers, you don’t even need an agent. You can send your manuscript directly to them.
Sending out manuscripts can be scary, especially because so many publishers exist. Hopefully this list will help narrow your search and give you a better chance at finding a good fit for your YA book.
If you can write a great scene, you can write a great book.
Fiction is built of scenes. You could argue that it’s built of sentences, but I’ve seen plenty of excellent sentence writers who fail to provide the reader a compelling reason to read those sentences.
This post is going to teach you 7 strategies for how to write a compelling scene, and by the time you’re done, you’ll have a much better concept of how to enthrall the reader.
I looked at the first paragraphs of more than 1,000 novels to make this list.
The first paragraphs below are the ones that shocked, surprised, and delighted me. The paragraphs that made me want to read the rest of the book, the paragraphs so memorable that I would dream about them.
Writers, learn from these first paragraphs. When you’re revising the first paragraph of your novel, or preparing to start a novel, do yourself a favor and read through every single one of these. They will radically improve the start of your book.
There are lots of articles with practical tips on how to find a literary agent.
- Make sure your manuscript is great.
- 9 Tips on how to write a cover letter.
- Research an agent to find out who they represent.
You’ve probably heard most of those before. But what I’m going to give you is much more than a checklist.
If you have an interesting story to tell, but lack the time or the desire to write it, there’s a simple solution: hire a ghostwriter.
So many people live fascinating lives, accumulating stories that would awe and fascinate readers, but yet they don’t feel comfortable doing all the writing.
Look, writing isn’t easy. Even the best writers will admit this. For instance, James Patterson doesn’t really write his own books anymore. So get some help.
If you want to learn how to publish your first novel, and if you want to pick up some key writing tips along the way, keep reading.
This is an interview with Lindsey Lee Johnson, whose debut novel The Most Dangerous Place on Earth is getting rave reviews from the likes of:
What is the most dangerous place on earth, you ask? Spoiler alert: It’s high school.