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March into Publication

“March into Publication” by Joan Y. Edwards

Hurray for you! You have a finished manuscript!

Now, you can get ready to submit your manuscript to a publisher or an agent. Here are seven steps I recommend you go through before you submit your manuscript.

Seven Steps Before You Submit Your Manuscript

  1. Write a pitch/logline/summary for your manuscript. 
  2. Get your manuscript critiqued by a critique partner or a critique group, chapter by chapter. If you have the funds, pay a professional editor. Ask for titles of books he has edited in your manuscript’s genre. Make sure you like what he’s done with other books in your genre. Remember that someone who does an outstanding job of editing picture books might not do as well with romance novels.
  3. When you feel that your manuscript is the best you can do at this particular time with the knowledge and skills you have, submit it to a publisher or agent who accepts unsolicited manuscripts.
  4. Find a publisher or agent who accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Read their guidelines.
  5. Write a query or cover letter. If your manuscript is non-fiction, write a proposal, too. 
  6. Follow the submission guidelines for the chosen publisher or agent.

a. Write a query letter (no manuscript included) 
b. Write a cover letter to accompany your manuscript
c. Write a proposal if it’s a nonfiction book.

     7. Submit according to the guidelines of the chosen publisher or agent

a. Snail Mail – U.S. Postal Service
b. Email
c. Submission form on website

Good luck! Please leave a comment. I love hearing from you!


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Why Not? Day 10 Submit Your Manuscript. Go Ahead.

“Why Not? Day 10 Submit Your Manuscript. Go Ahead” by Joan Y. Edwards

  1. You’ve written sentences.


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  2. You’ve written paragraphs.
  3. You’ve written an article, poem, short story, manuscript, screenplay.
  4. You’ve written a title.
  5. You’ve written a pitch.
  6. You’ve revised your writing at least three times.
  7. You’ve had your work critiqued by a critique group, a writing partner, and/or a professional editor. You’ve decided which suggestions you’ll honor and revised your manuscript again. You’ve proofread it and had others to proofread it, too.
  8. You’ve picked out one publisher or agent.
  9. You’ve written your query/cover letter.


Reread the guidelines of the publisher, agent, or contest you’ve chosen. Make sure you are following them.
Proofread your manuscript.
Proofread your query/cover letter.
If appropriate, proofread your proposal or story summary.

If you have decided that this is as good as you can possibly get it with the information you have, the talents you have, and the understanding that you have, go for it. Submit your manuscript! Say a prayer. Go ahead. Do it. Submit your manuscript.

I call this Pub Subbing. Here are the links to the three weeks before you submit during the third week. Of course, you can speed up this process or slow it down to suit your situation.

Pub Subbers
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

I hope you’ve enjoyed these 10 blog posts to help you get from story idea to submission. You can also use these ideas to help you get your illustrations ready to submit, too. You can put illustrations on a post card with your contact information and send it to a long list of publishers and agents. Please share them with your Facebook friends or with your Twitter accounts. 

  1. “Why Not? Day 1 Write. Go ahead:” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3t0/
  2. “Why Not? Day 2 Write a Sentence. Go ahead.” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3u1
  3. “Why Not? Day 3 Write a Paragraph. Go Ahead.” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3uf
  4. “Why Not? Day 4 Write a Snappy Title. Go Ahead:” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3wG
  5. “Why Not? Day 5 Write a Pitch. Go Ahead:” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3xh
  6. “Why Not? Day 6 Revise Your Writing. Go Ahead.” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3xl
  7. “Why Not? Day 7 Get Your Writing Critiqued. Go Ahead:” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3xj
  8. “Why Not? Day 8 Make a List of Good Publishers. Go Ahead:” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3xp
  9. “Why Not? Day 9 Write a Query Letter or Cover Letter. Go Ahead:” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3xm
  10. “Why Not? Day 10 Submit Your Manuscript. Go Ahead:” http://wp.me/pFnvK-3xw

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7 Steps to Amazing Cover Letters

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“7 Steps to Amazing Cover Letters” by Joan Y. Edwards

A cover letter is not the same as a query letter. A query asks for permission to send a manuscript.

A cover letter encloses or attaches a manuscript along with it. Sometimes editors or agents request a chapter or a whole manuscript. Sometimes guidelines tell you to send your whole manuscript. If you’re attaching or enclosing a book manuscript or article, you need a cover letter to accompany it.  

When you write a cover letter,

  1. Address a certain person if possible.
  2. Make it only one page, business format, single-spaced, your name and address and date in right hand corner. The publisher name and editor or agency name and agent and address listed on left hand side.
  3. Lead off with the short selling pitch/blurb of 25 words or less for your manuscript. A pitch is an eye-catching, heart-trapping summary of your book or article. It can also be called your “Hook.” Ask your critique group or partner to help you formulate a good pitch. Write your pitch on a 3×5 card. If you can’t get it all written on the front side of the card, it’s too long. Here are articles about writing a pitch:
    1.  8 Steps to a Powerful Pitch:” https://www.writersstore.com/the-8-steps-to-a-powerful-pitch/.                                   
    2. A Selling Pitch Is Short with a Strong Emotional Tug:” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/a-selling-pitch-is-short-with-a-strong-emotional-tug/
    3. “Write Your Pitch First:” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/write-your-pitch-first/
    4. “How to Deliver a Short, Gutsy Pitch to Entice Editors, Agents, and Readers:” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/how-to-deliver-a-short-gutsy-pitch-to-entice-editors-agents-and-readers/
  4. Tell why you and your book or illustrations are a good fit for this publisher or agent. Mention one book published by the editor or represented by the agent that is similar to yours and tell how your book would hook and attract readers to it.
  5. Give your publication credits. If you don’t have any, mention that you’re a member of SCBWI, or other literary group. SCBWI has a great reputation with publishers.
  6. Tell if this is an exclusive submission (only submitting to this editor or agent for three months or a simultaneous submission (more than one publisher or agent at a time).
  7. Call for action and thank you. Ask a question or proclaim a statement of why you want this particular publisher or agent to do. Thank them.

Will you publish my book?
I’d be honored if you’d consider publishing my book. Thank you for considering it.
I’d like for you to publish my book. Thank you for considering it.
Thank you for your considering the publication of my work.

Will you represent me as my agent?
I’d be honored if you’d consider being my agent.
I’d like for you to be my agent. Thanks for considering me.
Thank you for considering being my agent.

Here are three good sources for cover letters:

  1. Ginny Wiehardt. “Cover Letter Advice.”Fiction Writing.com http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/thebusinessofwriting/tp/coverslettershowto.htm
  2. Jimmy Sweeney. Quint Careers.com. “Effective cover Letter.” http://www.quintcareers.com/effective_cover-letter.html
  3. John Floyd. “Cover Me – I’m Going In!” http://www.writing-world.com/queries/floyd.shtml
  4. Moira Allen. “Cover Letters: When, How and Why to Use Them.” http://www.writing-world.com/queries/cover.shtml

Good luck with the publication of your writing and illustrating. Thank you for reading my blog. Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions.

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12 Affirmations that Lead to Publication

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“12 Affirmations that Lead to Publication” by Joan Y. Edwards

Here are affirmations/goal statements for you. Good to write any month of the year. These are not the same as the 12 affirmations that you receive for subscribing to my blog.  Copy them down as they are or change them to suit your personality and need.

  1. I believe in me and my writing.
  2. I write fiction or non-fiction.
  3. I study the writing of best-selling authors.
  4. I revise my work three times before I send it off for critique.
  5. I get my writing critiqued.
  6. I revise and change only the suggestions that I agree with 100%.
  7. I set a date every month (two months, three months, etc) to submit my manuscript.
  8. I follow the guidelines of my chosen publisher, agency, critique group, or contest  and get my query/cover letter, proposal and manuscript in order.
  9. I submit my manuscript (once a month, every three months, every six months). It leads me 100 steps closer to publication and has 100% more successful track record for publication than not submitting. The world needs to hear my voice.
  10. I receive book contracts in the mail. There is power in my words. If I’m going to get what you say, I may as well say what I really want.
  11. My book is published. I visualize the book cover. I make a draft book cover using stick figures or images from www.morguefile.com or other free image site.
  12. Thousands of people buy my book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book sellers.

So drop your excuses. Click on the Pub Subber links below for steps to get your manuscript ready for submission. Take days, weeks, or months but, get the necessary critiques, final proofs, queries, cover letters, proposals, or other documents ready. Submit your manuscript. The links have detailed steps. I listed a few of the main parts to help you visualize the process.

Pub Subbers

Week 1 Send manuscript off for final critique before submission. Choose publisher or agent. Print Guidelines.

Week 2 Write pitch, query, cover letter, proposal, etc. to make a good impression.

Week 3 Proof read everything. Submit this week.

Week 4 Celebrate life. Write another story.

Good luck in your publication. Believe in you and your writing.

Celebrate you.
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

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Week Two: Writing the Pitch, Query Letter, Proposal, Resume (PubSub3rdFri)

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“Week Two: Writing the Pitch, Query Letter, Proposal, Resume” (PubSub3rdFri)

Thanks for joining me in Pub Sub 3rd Fri. Our goal commitment is to submit an article, poem, illustration, song, or book manuscript to a publisher on the third Friday of each month for a whole year or longer. I’m glad I can count you in.

You’ve said to yourself, “I can do it.” You’ve taken action. During Week One, you sent your creative work to your critique group or to a professional editing service for critique. You chose the publisher for this month’s submission. You printed out this publisher’s guidelines and saved them to your computer in your submissions folder.

Now here are the steps for Pub Sub 3rd Fri – Week Two to take to help you achieve the PubSub3rdFri goal for the month.

Week Two
1. Let your manuscript sit a week in an incubator while you do your query or cover letter, resume, and proposal.

  1. If the guidelines say to write a query letter and not to send the manuscript, then write your query letter. You can go to Query Shark http://queryshark.blogspot.com/ and check out Charlotte Dillon’s website http://www.charlottedillon.com/query.html/. She has a query sample, names of books, and links to online articles about query letters. Awesome resource! Here’s another telling you how to write a pitch letter for that in-depth article you’ve written: http://www.ehow.com/how_2117753_write-pitch-letter.html
  2. If you’re submitting a manuscript or article, write a cover letter to accompany it. Good sources for cover letter notes are Moira Allen’s http://www.writing-world.com/basics/cover.shtml and http://resourcesforwriters.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_write_a_cover_letter/.

a. Write a pitch for your manuscript, article, or illustration of 25 words or less and include it and include it in your cover letter. A pitch is an eye-catching, heart-trapping summary of your book or article. It can also be called your “Hook.” Here is a great site to see a few pointers about writing a pitch: http://www.ehow.com/how_5824250_write_novel_pitch.html/. You can submit your pitch to the SCBWI list serve email group and ask them for suggestions on revisions of your pitch. Write it on a 3×5 card. If you can’t get it all written on the front side of the card, it’s too long.

b. Mention one book, article, or illustration similar to yours and how yours would hook readers and attract them to it.

c. If you’re a member of SCBWI, mention that fact in your cover letter. SCBWI has a great reputation with publishers.

  1. Write your resume. Here is a link to Moira Allen’s walking your through a good one: http://www.writing-world.com/rights/resume.shtml

a. Include your snail mail address, phone number, email address, website, blog.

b. List all memberships in professional organizations.

c. Include all of your publishing credits.

  1. If necessary, write your proposal. Here’s a link to a site that also has videos on you-tube. http://www.bookproposalwriting.com/


Hopefully, at the end of this year, you will have submitted more creative work than you did last year! That’s something to be proud of! That is a great gift to give yourself!

I hope you hear a publisher say, “YES, I’d like to buy this manuscript of yours.”

Become a Pub Subber.

You’re a Pub Subber when you submit one or more of your quality works on the third Friday of the month (or any other day of the month) to critique groups, editors, agents, or contests.  You believe that submitting work often leads to publication.

If you’d like your name listed on the Pub Subbers page, leave a comment or send an email to to me at the address from the left-hand column with your name, the title of your manuscript and where you sent it. Include your webpage or blog, if you like.

Surround yourself with other Pub Subbers.  Great minds wander in the same plane.

I invite you to join the Pub Subbers Yahoo group to post successes, receive encouragement when you receive a no, ask for advice or help, etc. The group has automated reminders for the weekly steps to get your work ready for submission. Join by sending an email telling why you’d like to join to pubsubbers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or to me at joanyedwards1@gmail.com/.

See my other Pub Sub 3rd Fri posts for more reasons to submit your work often: https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/?s=pubsub3rdfri.

Thank you for reading my blog.  Leave a comment, please. I love reading your stories and opinions.

Celebrate Yourself
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

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What Are You Thinking? To Succeed, Reword Your Thoughts (PubSub3rdFri)

What Are You Thinking? To Succeed, Reword Your Thoughts (PubSub3rdFri) by Joan Y. Edwards

Dear Pub Subbers,

Many times we think we set our goals properly. We want to get our book published. We write a manuscript. We send it off to critique groups. We write a cover letter and send it off to a publisher. Negative thoughts bring negative results. Positive thoughts bring positive results.

What are you thinking? Are you thinking of reasons why you can’t get published? Excuses, Hurdles to Jump, Obstacles. Your underground thoughts might go like this:

  1. Money is tight. No one is publishing paperback books now.
  2. No one, but no one is publishing picture books now.
  3. If books cost more $16.99 or more, no one is going to buy it.
  4. No one understands my humor.
  5. You have to be a well-known artist to illustrate children’s books.
  6. Only famous people get books published easily.
  7. Publishers and agents don’t reply.
  8. All I get from publishers and agents is no.
  9. I don’t have time to write.
  10. I’m not going to change my manuscript for anybody.

You can see from looking at these that the author/illustrator would have a difficult time not because of what someonelse is thinking about his work. It’s the author/illustrator’s thoughts that are rejecting the work before it even leaves his house. Change your thoughts to be more receptive to a yes. Send out good vibrations.

  1. Money may be tight for many publishers. However, there is a publisher who will publish my book in paperback.
  2. Some publishers are not publishing picture books. Some publishers are publishing picture books. There is a publisher that gives me a contract to publish my picture book.
  3. Publishers found a cheaper way to market my books.
  4. Editors, Agents, and readers understand my humor.
  5. I am a talented artist. I illustrate children’s books.
  6. My books are published. It was easy.
  7. Publishers and agents reply to my queries.
  8. Publishers and agents offer me numerous contracts. I receive mostly yes responses from publishers and agents.
  9. I have time to write.
  10. I change the things I agree 100% about changing in my manuscript for my editor. I listen to the logic behind the editor’s reasons for wanting to change my manuscript.

After you’ve gotten your focus on what you want and your thoughts in a positive mode, send out your manuscript.

More PubSub3rdFri blog posts: https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/category/writing/pub-sub-3rd-fri/,

Week One,

Week Two,

Week Three Pub Sub Friday

Week Four – Read, educate, and motivate yourself. (Blog to come soon)

Submit your work. You are worth it. Good luck with all your publication endeavors.

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15 Steps to Increase Your Chances at Publication (Pub Sub)

“15 Steps to Increase Your Chances at Publication (Pub Sub)” by Joan Y. Edwards

(I wrote this in June 3, 2011. It has had 382 views as of today, July 25, 2015. I hope it helps you become a published author.)

Dear Pub Subbers,

I can’t believe it’s June already. This year is almost half-way over. Let’s think about it. How many submissions have you made this year to critique groups, a paid critique, a free critique by someone, a publisher, an agent, or for a contest? Whether your answer is 0, 1, 21, or 41, accept your answer as being good for you at this particular time in your life. However, I want to motivate you to make at least 7 more submissions this year. That’s one for each month.

If you submit one manuscript a year, and you agreed to submit one each month, you have been 1/12  or 8% successful in carrying out your goal. Here’s a chart with all 12 months listed with the appropriate percentage beside it.

1/12 = 8%
2/12 = 16%
3/12 = 25%
4/12 = 33%
5/12 = 41%
6/12 = 50%
7/12 = 58%
8/12 = 66%
9/12 = 75%
10/12 = 83%
11/12 = 91%
12/12 = 100%

You can also look at how submitting more often increases the chances of getting published. If you send out one manuscript to one publisher, how much better your odds will be if you send out one manuscript to three well-matched publishers. You increase your chances 17%. It would take you from an 8% chance to a 25% chance of getting published. If you send out three different manuscripts to three different publishers, you have increased your chances to 50% chance of getting published. If you send out one manuscript to six different agents or publishers, you have increased your chances to 50% chance of getting an agent.

If you decided that these percentages don’t mean anything, you may be right. I believe the rates vary for different writers. However, I can tell you this. If you don’t submit your work at least 12 times in one year, you are not seriously convinced that your story is good or that someone will publish it. Some people have never experienced rejection for their writing. Dr. Seuss got rejected 27 times or more for his first book.  Some people say you have to be rejected 100 times. I’m not receiving that, but if that was so. here’s the percentage rate on that:
1/100 = 1% chance of being published.
2/100 = 2% chance of being published.
3/100 = 3% chance of being published.
44/100 = 44% chance of being published.
66/100 = 66% chance of being published.
99/100 = 99% chance of being published.
100/100 = 100% chance of being published.

It’s sort of like a weather prediction, even thought you have submitted 100 manuscripts, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will get published. However, if you don’t submit again, even after 1000 rejections, you will never get published. Your goal has to be that you will keep submitting and making your story better and better. Keep submitting no matter how many rejections you get. Realize that there is a publisher looking for you while you are looking for this publisher.  If your goal truly is to be published, you will not give up. You will keep submitting. You will keep the faith in yourself and your writing.

If you submit to the magazine market rather than the book market, you may have a better chance of being a paid published author. It won’t take as long to get your answer. It’s a good idea to experiment with writing for newspapers, magazines, non-fiction, fiction.  Experiment with writing for children and adults. If your goal is to be published, you are published when you write a blog. You have to specify paid published writer in your goals. Being published in other writing markets will help build a writer’s confidence in the book market. These writing credits also look good on a resume.

I can safely say that if you follow the 15 guidelines below, you will increase the possibilities of making your publication dreams come true.

Here are my 15 ways to increase your chances at publication:

  1. Set your goals.
  2. Believe in yourself and your writing. As Lisa Nichols said in the movie, “The Secret”, “have unwavering faith.” No matter what the circumstances are or how bad things look, you continue to believe in yourself and your writing.

  3. If you are not able to believe in yourself and your writing:

a. Take an online or in person workshop.

b. Ask the teacher/presenter of the workshop to critique your work (be willing to pay them $35.00 for 10 pages.)

c. Pray.

d. Say I am a paid published author ten times a day. It will make new brain cells in your mind. Your subconscious mind will steer you to publication when you act on your belief. Submitting your work is acting on the belief that you are a paid published author.

  1. Write a pitch for the story you have in mind to write.  I’ve discovered it’s a lot easier to write a winning pitch for a story before you write it than it is when it’s finished.
  2. Decide which genre, and who the audience will be.

  3. Write the story, novel, poem, or article.

a. Revise.

b. Submit manuscript for critique to

(1) a professional critiquer, someone who has gotten at least 10 published articles or books in the same genre as yours.

(2) a critique group – online or in person – Online can give more input; in person groups that just read it and give their opinion will give you a good overview. You can ask them to concentrate on the First Page, your query letter, your proposal, your cover letter.

c. Revise again. Never change anything you don’t agree with 100%.  When you do that, you’re making it someonelse’s story, not yours.

d. Get the story, novel, poem, or article in the “This is the best I can do at this moment in time with the knowledge and skills that I have.” Proceed to number 7.

  1. Study the market for this kind of story, novel, poem, or article.
  2. Choose three possible publishers, three agents, and three contests for this story who according to the guidelines are interested in this type of publication. If you send your query, cover letter, proposal, and/or manuscripts to  publishers, editors, agents who do not publish that kind of work, you are pushing yourself off the train tracks to success.

  3. Copy the links to their guidelines and copy their guidelines at the top of your query letter or cover letter. Copy it to the top of the proposal.

  4. Follow their guidelines. Follow their guidelines. Follow their guidelines.

  5. Check your manuscript, query letter, cover letter, and proposal for correct

a. formatting (manuscript formatting, poetry -rhyme and meter)

b. grammar and punctuation

c. following the guidelines of the publisher, literary agency, or contest where you are submitting

d. hook (pitch)

e. universal theme

f. plot –

(1) ordinary day,

(2) something bad happens,

(3) main character tries to reach goal of straightening out the situation, drops deeper in trouble.

(4) main character tries again to reach goal of straightening out the situation, and drops the deepest in the very worst that the situation could get.

(5) main character has an aha moment of how to solve the problem.

(6) main character does something to confront the villain (or villainous situation) and wins

(7) tell what happens to everyone else in the story as a result of the win.

(8) everything is back to an ordinary day, but it’s a better day than when the story’s problem showed up.

g. magnetic characters that stick to the reader’s minds because of their situations, thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.

  1. Print everything out. Read it over again. Leave it sitting in your computer or in a folder for at least 24 hours.
  2. Make necessary changes to correct errors to query letter, cover letter, proposal, or manuscript.

  3. Get it in final condition for mailing or emailing:

a. If email submission, copy and paste into the email. Check to make sure it kept the formatting of your original document. Make sure if they allow attachments and in what format they allow them.

b. If snail mail submission, address it properly, put your name and return address; enclose self-addressed stamped envelope, if the guidelines ask for one. Put correct postage on envelope.

  1. Say a prayer. Have a winning attitude. Visualize the person who receives it as smiling and really being pulled into your work and talking excitedly to everyone in their office about it.  Now push the send button on the computer, or put the envelope in the mailbox. Then visualize yourself receiving a “Yes.” Get excited. It’s really coming. In spite of all the odds against it. In spite of any doubts anyone has. You are a paid published writer.
  2. Repeat all the above steps for a different work. Repeat from Step 7 – 15 for the same work to different publishers, agents, or contests. When you submit in June, let me know in a comment to this June 2011 Pub Sub 3rd Friday blog post.

Here are six  articles I found on the internet to help further increase your chances to get published.

  1. Michelle Kerns “30 Authors Who Were Rejected Repeatedly and Sometimes Rudely by Publishers” http://www.examiner.com/book-in-national/30-famous-authors-whose-works-were-rejected-repeatedly-and-sometimes-rudely-by-publishers
  • David Miller “Four Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Published” http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/4-ways-to-increase-your-chances-of-getting-publishing/

  • Sharon Miner “What Are the Chances at Getting Published?”  http://www.ehow.com/info_8097393_chances-getting-published.html

  • James Weseen “How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Published” http://www.writerscoop.org/How_to_Increase_your_Chances_of_Getting_Published.pdf

  • Henry at Creative Writers Desk “Increase Your Odds of Getting Published with a Killer Query Letter”  http://www.creativewritersdesk.com/queryletter.html

  • Julie H. Ferguson http://www.beaconlit.com/fiveways.pdf


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