Letters from the Editor: On what agents look for in submissions, remembering Toni Morrison, and more
The #1 Thing Your book Needs to Have Before You Start Submitting to agents
Let’s say you've finally arrived at the querying stage with your work. You've done all the writing and polishing there is to be done so far, you've researched all the best agents for your genre, and you're ready to start sending your manuscript out into the big, scary world.
At many times during the querying phase, often after a rejection or two rolls in, you might wonder to yourself: is there anything else I can do to get one of these agents to bite?
In fact, there is.
As we say goodbye to summer and prepare to settle back into our normal routines, I thought it might be time to dust off one of my favorite articles from the archive: my guide to building a home office that you love.
Not gonna lie, I’m damn proud of my home office. It’s beautiful, it encourages productivity, and most importantly, it’s perfect for me. You might already be happy with the space you’ve put together, but if you feel like you’re missing that extra pizzazz, check out these tips to bring your office-away-from-office to the next level.
Bonus, putting together your office is a great way to ease your way back into work mode without doing real work yet. Call it “work-adjacent.” It’s a little tough to shift gears from summer to fall so suddenly, so this could be a nice project to start that process without giving yourself whiplash.