Aspiring Authors

Have you always wanted to write a novel?  Have you been working on one, or even have one completed, but don’t know what to do with?
When I became a published author and started doing book signings and school events, I was surprised how many people told me that they like to write and are in some stage of writing a novel. There were many people who helped me along my road to becoming a published author and I would like to repay the favor. It can be a confusing road, and it helps to have someone help you who has been there before. 

For these reasons, I’ve just decided to create a program to assist aspiring authors.  I will select submissions on an ongoing basis from authors who have a project they are working on.  The submission will mirror what editors and agents expects to get from an author.  From the submissions that I get, I will select one every two months and work with that author.  I will help you edit the query letter and your first three chapters, and help you find a few editors or agents to which they can submit.  
Additionally, I will answer any questions they may have about the process and give my honest feedback of their work.  I will do all of this free of charge.
In order to submit, please send the first 20 pages of your manuscript and a query letter to thecanticlekingdom@gmail.com.  The first submission period ends Feb 28th. Good luck!
Manuscripts:
Should be 12pt Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, with pages numbered and a header with “Author’s Last Name”/”Project Keyword” at the top of each page.
Query Letters:
Should only be about 250 words and should include word count of total project, genre, brief “movie trailer” description of the story, and a short paragraph about your publishing experience. 
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Categories: Aspiring Authors, Formatting, Historical Fiction, Manuscript, Michael Young, Query Letters | 1 Comment

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  1. Wow. What a great thing to do! That's wonderful.

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