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Story ID:6790
Written by:Michael Timothy Smith (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:The Writing Salon
Location:Caldwell Idaho USA
Year:2011
Person:Me
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Last week I wrote a book proposal for a collection of my stories.
This I am going to send out to publishers and literary agents to see if I can make a sale

Last Thursday, I sent it to a publisher who once gave a review of a Chicken Soup for The Soul
book that I had a story in. The publisher gave the book a bad review, but singled out my story
as a shining point in the book.

I figured she'd be a good start to send my proposal to
The next day she emailed and requested a copy of my completed manuscript
It's not a sale, but it's a foot in the door. I have her interested
Now to reel her in

I've worked all weekend sorting my stories into categories and am only half way through.
She is requesting a maximum of 250 pages, so I'm going to have to pick out my favorites. I have 2 to 3 times that many pages.

She is also requesting my marketing plan. Does anyone have experience with this?

Mike