Saturday, January 14, 2012

I Was Rejected! Now What! - Diana Flegal

Writers receive hundreds of rejections over their career and though they are dishearting at times they also serve as a badge of courage.  The industry is tough and new writers must strive above and beyond the status quo for their work to be recognized.

Diana Flegal, agent with Hartline Literary Agency, offers a few tips and reasons for when you receive a rejection. Diana's class at Boot Camp will cover these things in greater depth. - Boot Camp Staff

Reasons you are getting rejected:

      Your work is not ready for submission
            Critique Group

      Your Query was not properly submitted
            Market accuracy
            Direct contact with publisher
            Content appropriateness

      Uncontrollable factors
            Timing, comparable sales (books) and audience size

Suggested Reading Material and Links to visit:

Honing your fiction writing skills:
      Write Great Fiction- James Scott Bell
      Bird by Bird- Ann Lamont

Building Your Platform for your nonfiction title:
Links to read on a regular basis:,,,, Cec Murphy's Writer to Writer Blog and last but not least, Hartline's blog which received the Writers Digest 2011 Best Website for Writers Award.