Where to send my book manuscript after it is completed

@micpie94 (359)
United States
April 24, 2009 9:46am CST
If I have a completed manuscript and want an editor of a publishing company to look over it for possible publishing, where are the addresses I can send them to? (I am not seeking self-publishing) THANK YOU!
3 responses
@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
First - well done for being realistic enough to avoid self-publishing. I wish more people would do this. Second - there are several professional sites that focus on getting published, finding an agent and pitching your manuscript successfully. My favorite is this one: http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles.html They have thousands of free articles that can help you write a query letter to an agent or find a publisher that suits you . If you can't find submission addresses for publishers, then I can also suggest Writer's Market. It's quire expensive to buy, but it's worth it. If you don't want to buy it, go to a library and borrow an older copy. These have EVERY submission address for publishers, magazines and periodicals inside.
25 Apr 09
Hi, I am also wondering the same, I had my Autobiography published a few years back, having to re-write it to be published again, after putting my trust in a Publisher, whose name, I found in the Writers@Art year book, only, for them to turn out to be crooks, they went bust, I lost not just the opportunity to see my book in Smiths, ect, a contract from another book shop, also, money, time, so much more. We all have God given talent, this, I feel is where mine lies,so, I wont give up, as between us, my books were sold to my children's school, churches, friends, we did a better job than the publishers themselves, my story is nothing special, it is true, out of eighteen years of hell in care, I want to make a difference for others who have/are going through similar experiences to my own, who, do I trust, having already been let down, I wish, I knew, Ann.
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
unfortunately there are a lot of crooks out there in the publishing industry. Its hard to know who to trust. Some basic tips for avoiding scams: Never, ever pay for publishing unless you are self publishing, the publisher pays for the printing Never, ever pay for a reading fee, no reputable publishing house charges a reading fee, this is a way to make a quick buck In short never, ever pay for anything up front, publishers should pay you, not the other way around. If a publisher is charging something and making money off you already, what is there motivation to ensure your book sells.
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
24 Apr 09
This may seem simple but look inside any printed book of your genre. From there you can find the website for specific publishers and that should tell you how to send in your manuscript. Make sure you research the publisher to see if they are legit before sending anything to anyone.
@micpie94 (359)
• United States
24 Apr 09
yeah, im most likely gonna have to find an agent
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
Well, you are being rather vague. What genre, there are thousands of publishers out there of varying sizes that might or might not want to look at your manuscript (including my own www.lilleypress,com ) depending on your genre. And that's without even talking about agents.
@micpie94 (359)
• United States
24 Apr 09
its a mystery/thriller
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
well feel free to send it into my publishing house. We'd be glad to take a look at it, although its not one of our main focus genres. We are a legit publishing house, we don't charge any reading fees or any dodgy crap like that. If your manuscript is accepted (we only take the best of the best that is submitted to us) you would be assigned an editor. Our publishing house was founded by a group of authors who wanted to create a publishing house that fit how an author would like to see the publishing process work.