Thursday, September 22, 2011

Call for Submissions: 2013 Songwriter's Market!

The 2012 Songwriter's Market is fresh off the presses, which means two things:
  1. The newest publication information--both listings and articles--is available for writers of fiction.
  2. It's time to pitch the editor for the 2013 Songwriter's Market.
By the way, the 2013 Songwriter's Market will feature a new editor: Scott Francis! Scott is an experienced trade book editor for Writer's Digest Books, and I'm sure he'll bring some new perspective to the SM series.

Here are the specs for the official 2013 SM call for submissions:

  • Pitches (and queries) being accepted for the 2013 Songwriter's Market starting today.
  • Deadline for pitches (and queries) is November 1, 2011.
  • Send pitches (and queries) via e-mail to scott.francis@fwmedia.com with the subject line: Pitch for 2013 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market
A few things to keep in mind before submitting. Review previous editions of SM, including the 2012 Songwriter's Market to get an idea of the articles that have been accepted in the past. While Scott will bring his own sensibility to the table, I doubt he'll completely abandon what's always made SM useful in the past.

Also, remember that your expertise is important, but your article idea is even more important in your pitch. Outline your article idea first. Then, share how qualified you are to write the article.

Good luck!

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Also, there's another call for submissions open at the moment for the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. Click here to view those guidelines.

1 comment:

August said...

Sounds like a terrific opportunity. Are online or ebook versions of SM available?