The Value of Networking in the Writing World

By Rachel Beck For some writers, the greatest joy of the gig may be that you get to sit behind a computer all day—perhaps this speaks to those of us who are highly introverted, for whom even the idea of networking can bring on the shakes. You might hyperventilate at the idea of a pitch, … Continue reading The Value of Networking in the Writing World

Importance of an Author’s Online Presence 

As the submission coordinator, I find numerous queries each week that state they have no social media, no website, or online presence whatsoever. This may be fine on a day-to-day basis, but it’s extremely important to have some sort of online following when searching for an agent or other publishing partnership. I do not think … Continue reading Importance of an Author’s Online Presence 

What Happens at an Editor/Agent Lunch?

By Rachel Beck I think it’s safe to say that networking is a word that evokes fear and panic in a good number of people, coupled with the immediate desire to run away fast. This is potentially because networking is something that can be falsely associated with schmoozing, acting smarmy or showing fake interest in … Continue reading What Happens at an Editor/Agent Lunch?