Networking is the key to getting published. Like many businesses, it’s not what you know, but who you know. (Obviously, you’ve got to know the what’s of writing, but who you know is extremely important.)
Case in point: An editor at a large magazine introduced himself and said to meat a writers conference”I like your writing! Why haven’t you submitted anything?” I awkwardly admitted that I had been submitting manuscripts for years, but only got rejection slips. He replied, “But I know you now. Send them again.” Before I knew it, I was getting assignments for cover articles for this large national magazine! (And I’ve had the same experience with books!)
I’ll be teaching several workshops and giving the closing keynote at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference August 7-9. It’s a great conference with a ton of editors and agents.
Then, September 29-October 2, I’ll be giving the opening keynote and teaching a continuing session on writing online at the Sandy Cove Christian Communicators’ Experience. It’s also, a wonderful place to network with fellow writers, speakers, editors and agents.
Remember, the three secrets of getting published: network, network, network. Hope to see you in Philly or on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. And in the meantime, check out my writers’ resources page.