Sending Publishers to My Web Site

Q: Can I just send my Web site to publishers instead of printed materials and refer them to specific links as my submission(s)? -Beryl


A:
Thanks for your question, Beryl. Unless the publisher specifically says in its submission guidelines that it accepts links to Web sites, I do not advise you to use this method. The editors will not take the time to look at your Web site and will just delete your e-mail.

The best way to ensure that your manuscript gets read is to submit it exactly in the manner the publisher designates. If you’re unsure what the publisher wants, call or write to request submission guidelines or check the publisher’s Web site.

Good luck!

Lauren Mosko, Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market Editor
Writer’s Digest Books