Getting Published is like Volunteering for the Hunger Games

Caroline Peckham

Okay MAYBE I mean this more metaphorically than physically but, think of it this way: you’re competing against a whole hoarde of other amazing writers, all of whom are at least equally good as you are and each of them have specific skill sets that are going to help them in the publishing world (just like the contestants of the hunger games! – but their skill sets lie mainly in killing people…)

So you have to go all Katniss first of all. Publish your book? Holy crap! This is gonna be scary but…..you’ll have to volunteer to do it or you’ll never get anywhere…


Then you have to submit to Literary Agents. They have so many submissions to get through so what’s gonna make yours stand out? And how do you do that? The same way you win the hunger games of course!

So you carefully phrase your query letter…

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