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How to submit your manuscript to the professionals: is email ok?

Joining us again today is guest blogger and professional reader Cressida Downing. She spends much of her time sifting through manuscripts to pull out those gems with serious publishing potential. So how should (and shouldn’t) you be submitting yours?

Most of my manuscripts are still delivered to me as weighty brown-paper bundles. The postmen around here hate me – I live right at the end of a cul-de-sac – right at the end of a route, and have the heaviest parcels in the village. God knows what they think I actually do.

Today I’ve also read through a handful of emailed submissions, forwarded to me by a literary agent. Pinging your manuscript over as an attachment used to be frowned upon, but is quite acceptable now. Continue reading

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