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Week Three – Submit Your Work This Friday (PubSub3rdFri)

Week Three – Submit Your Work This Friday (PubSub3rdFri) by Joan Y. Edwards

Small Badge Pub Sub 3rd Fri

Small Participant Badge Pub Sub 3rd Fri

Dear Pub Subbers:

This is it. Week Three. June 18, 2010 is the third Friday of the month of June. 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.

In case you’re not ready this Friday, June 18, 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. Got to my website:
to copy a certificate, badge, or raincheck.

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 of manuscript, cover letter, resume, and/or proposal in a folder called “Submitted Manuscripts.”
7. Make sure you put your snail mail address, phone number, email address, website, and blog on your cover letter, proposal, query, and/or manuscript. If email submission, follow their guidelines about attachments.
8. Print out label for 9×12 inch envelope – use the mailing address in publisher’s guidelines. If it is an exclusive submission, mark it as such on the outside of the envelope. Also put that fact in your cover letter. “This is an exclusive submission for three months.”
9. Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if the guidelines ask for one.
10. Put sufficient postage on envelope.
11. If guidelines ask for a self-addressed stamped envelope. Fix one and enclose it.
12. Leave the envelope with all the items inside over night.
Pub Sub 3rd Friday
13. Check it over Friday morning. Say a prayer. Ask God to bless this submission. Say I allow myself to receive a positive response, “Yes, I’d like to publish this manuscript.”
14. Put addressed, stamped envelope containing your Pub Sub in snail mail or email. Say the “Our Father ” or another prayer as you insert your manuscript in the mailbox or when you hit the send button.

Good luck. I love to read your comments and questions.

You may subscribe in the column to the left. Sixth person to subscribe to my posts after May 12, 2010 will receive a free copy of a children’s book I wrote and illustrated named “Flip Flap Floodle.”

Joan Y. Edwards

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


4 Responses

  1. Joan,

    Thanks for the reminder. I plan to send two submissions out this week. Hip, hip, hooray!

    Linda A.


    • Dear Linda, Thanks for writing. Good for you! A double Pub Subber! Awesome. Go, Linda, Go.

      Enjoy Life’s Journey http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm


  2. I did it! Thank you for this boost.



    • Dear Sharon, I am so very proud of you. You did it. Hurray for you. Thanks for writing and letting me know. You’re welcome. It gives me a boost to know that I helped give you a boost. I am so happy that you did it. You accomplished a lot. Print out a certificate to reward yourself from http://www.joanyedwards.com/pubsub3rdfri.htm/. Also watch your favorite movie, go to your favorite restaurant, say your favorite prayer of thanksgiving! Enjoy yourself.

      Joan Y. Edwards Enjoy Life’s Journey Don’t Give Up – http://www.joanyedwards.com/FlipFlapFloodle.htm


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