Being a writer requires a lot of patience. It can take months to hear back on a submission, and sometimes you may never hear back at all. How do you stop yourself from fretting constantly over your precious manuscript sitting at a publishing house?
One weekend at the Maranatha Christian Writer’s Conference strained me more than any cross-country race. Several “hills” emerged.
Working on a pub board for IlluminateYA and as a submissions intern at Hartline Literary, I’ve received dozens of “applicants” for both companies. Each proposal, like a person, carries its distinct personality. And like all tightly run companies, we can accept a mere fraction of the personalities which burst into our inboxes.