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getting something published.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by atc, May 10, 2002.

  1. atc

    atc Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2001 Messages: 588 Likes Received: 0
    I was trying to get a graphic novella of mine published... does anyone know any place in the northern VA/MD/Washington DC area? I've been reading about literary agents, and apparently only the big name places will even look at your work is if a literary agent submits it. Has anyone ever tried anything like this? Any advice from anyone? thanks. take it light.
  2. SONIK may have some experience to share...
    you are gonna get rejected. keep your head up and submit it anywhere and everywhere you can.
  3. Sonik3000

    Sonik3000 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2000 Messages: 2,452 Likes Received: 3
    get to know people. the only way anything gets published is via inside connects. how you get to know people is where the skill comes in. best of luck.
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    In order to get an agent you need a bit of a reputation, meaning a good one, but... your best bet is to travel to conventions, show your work to anyone who will look, and LISTEN TO EVERY PIECE OF CRITICISM WITHOUT PREDJUDICE. Make friends. Refine your product and continue to submit it to everyone that accepts unsolicited submissisions. Eventually, one of 3 things will happen:

    1. You'll give up

    2. You'll catch a break from a publisher

    3. You'll get an agent

    It's important to realize that an agent only makes money if he sells your stuff, so they're gonna have to believe you have a marketable product.
  5. cut my life into pieces, this is my last resort