Sunday, January 23, 2011

Editorial Calendars

Ever wonder why you submit over and over to the list of RPMs included in the ebook, and yet you never hear back from most of them at any given time? First of all, don't give up. I used to get discouraged, too, until I realized a few things:

  1. Some RPMs work with an actual plan and know exactly what they want to write about a year in advance.
  2. Some RPMs only work with locals, and yet sometimes they need to fill space. That's why I like to make sure they have my Reprint List just in case they ever need to pull something last-minute.
  3. The RPM may have switched editors, so your submissions are getting lost in a black hole. That's why it's important to check back here for updates because I'm submitting just like you are, only I'm following up when I get a Mail Failure message to see what the heck is going on.
Some of the RPMs in the ebook have ed cals included. Your best bet is to query or submit based on those to those specific RPMs. Of course competition is fierce, so try to come up with something new-ish!
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