How Our Authors Get To the Front of the Submission Line

Have you ever wondered if there’s a way to get your query to the front of the line and out of the slush pile? Let me tell you about how Mary Murry, one of the Writing Gym VIP Writers, got her manuscript past the submission pile altogether–and directly into agents’ hands.  Mary has been working on perfecting her historical fiction manuscript for years. She finished it in our writing bootcamp while on our England retreat, and was ready to publish and live the author dream.

Like many writers I know, the publishing process felt more daunting than writing.


After much success in our bootcamp, Mary decided to take the next step and enroll in our Publishing Mastermind course:

Step 1 was to send Annalisa–our resident writing coach and editor–her manuscript. Annalisa read the manuscript multiple times, and worked with Mary to perfect her craft, making sure her manuscript is in alignment with current industry standards and trends. Step 2 was to sit back, relax, and let Annalisa call agents in our network on Mary’s behalf. Annalisa connected Mary with agents who are particularly interested in Mary’s genre (historical fiction), and have a track record of publishing our authors. And that’s it.

In just two steps, Mary had gotten her manuscript to the front of the line and in the hands of the right agents. 

That’s the kind of work we do for our writers so they have more time to focus on what’s really important: writing and living the author dream. Want to learn more? The Writing Gym is accepting select writers to join our community of successful, published authors. If you’re serious about publishing in 2020, let’s chat. Drop yourself into our calendar here to talk to a member of our team and learn more about our program.

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