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Reward Yourself for Each Step to Submission

badge for Pub Sub 3rd Fri

Badge for Pub Sub 3rd Fri

Dear Pub Subbers:
This is it. Week Three. April 16, 2010 is the third Friday of the month of April. I hope each of you submits one of your creative works this month. The more work you submit, the better chance you’ll have of getting your work published. Each time you write a cover letter, you will improve. Each time you read over your proposal, you will see something to add to make it more appealing to the editor to whom you are sending it. Each time you submit, you will be getting better and better.
Here are a few helpful links for markets:
2010 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market (Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market) (Paperback)

2010 Novel-Short Story Writers Market

Free Fiction Factor Marketing information for writers of adult and children’s fiction. they have a section for Christian Fiction, too.

Free online Sally Stuart’s Christian Book Publishers

Free online Sally Stuart’s Christian Magazine Publishers

Subscribe (Purchase) Online Writers Market

FAQs about Writer’s Market
What is the cost of
A one year subscription to the complete Writer’s Market database costs $39.99 (renews automatically until you cancel) and a two year subscription costs $54.99. Monthly subscriptions are $5.99 per month (renews automatically until you cancel). now offers one year niche subscriptions to Children’s Poetry, and Novel & Short Story for $19.99 (renews automatically until you cancel).

When you sign up for a one or two year subscription you will receive a 7 day risk free trial at the beginning of your subscription. If you cancel at anytime during your first 7 days you owe nothing. However, if you use a debit card to subscribe the funds may be held for 7 days. If you cancel during the risk free trial the funds will not be processed.

In case you’re not ready this Friday, April 16, 2010, I created a Raincheck with an encouraging letter filled with quotes to help you get your submission in the mail before a month elapses. You can also print just the Raincheck wihout the letter. If you go to my website: You can copy a certificate, badge, or raincheck from there.

Steps for Week Three for Pub Sub 3rd Fri

1. Reread a hard copy of your manuscript. Make all necessary changes.
2. Print out your manuscript again. Read it out loud.
3. If you see any errors, correct them.
4. Print out the GO FOR IT copy of manuscript, cover letter, resume, and/or proposal.
5. Put one copy of manuscript, cover letter, resume, and/or proposal in 9×12 envelope
6. Print out and save another copy in a folder called “Submitted Manuscripts.”
7. Make sure you give your snail mail address, phone number, email address, website, blog. If email submission, follow their guidelines about attachments or use.
8. Print out label for 9×12 inch envelope – use address as in publisher’s guidelines.
9. Put sufficient postage on envelope.
10. If guidelines ask for a self-addressed stamped envelope. Fix one and enclose it.

Pub Sub 3rd Friday

11. Put Pub Sub in snail mail or email. Say a the “Our Father ” or another prayer as you insert your manuscript in the mailbox or when you hit the send button.

Reward yourself for each step you get closer to submitting! Go for it!
You can do it! God has faith in you. Have faith in yourself
Do something good for yourself today!

Good luck. Please leave a comment each time you submit a work to a publisher. I’d love to hear about your Pub Sub 3rd Fri experiences!
Joan Y. Edwards

Copyright © 2010 Joan Y. Edwards. All rights reserved.


2 Responses

  1. Hi Joan,

    I’ve earned my badge and it feels so good!

    Linda A.


    • Dear Linda, Thanks for writing. Congratulations on earning your badge for April. Hurray for you! I’m glad it feels good to submit your work to a publisher. Good luck.

      Enjoy Life’s Journey Don’t Give Up – Read my blog –

      Joan Y. Edwards 1. #Pub Sub 3rd Fri – Send a submission to a publisher on the third Friday of each month from February 2010 through January 2011. May I count you in? 2. Buy a copy of Flip Flap Floodle to instill Never Give up Perseverance character trait in your children and grandchildren. 3. Need Inspirational devotions, puzzles, and skits for children at church? Visit


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