Thursday, September 8, 2011

Call for Submissions: 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market!

The 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer'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 NSSWM.
By the way, the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market will feature a new editor: Melissa Wuske! Melissa is an experienced trade book editor for Writer's Digest Books, and I'm sure she'll bring some new perspective to the NSSWM series.

Here are the specs for the official 2013 NSSWM call for submissions:
  • Pitches (and queries) being accepted for the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market starting today.
  • Deadline for pitches (and queries) is November 1, 2011.
  • Send pitches (and queries) via e-mail to with the subject line: Pitch for 2013 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market
  • Attachments are okay
A few things to keep in mind before submitting. Review previous editions of NSSWM, including the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market to get an idea of the articles that have been accepted in the past. While Melissa will bring her own sensibility to the table, I doubt she'll completely abandon what's always made NSSWM 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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Jenna said...

Hi Bob!

(just kiddin'.)

Any particulars about what she already has and what she might be looking for in terms of topics? Are you also looking for submissions for WM?

Robert Lee Brewer said...

I've already collected submissions for WM (and Poet's Market), but I don't think Melissa has accepted anything yet--and she's completely new to handling a Market Book, so she'll probably be open to new ideas, in addition to the regular old business of writing pitches (write great queries, sell more stories, build a readership, etc.).

Krissy M said...

The Rag is also seeking submissions for all you short story writers out there. Good luck to all of you.

Maria Dolores Gonçalo said...

Question: Can we submit an article that has been posted on a blog?

the Mara61 said...
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the Mara61 said...

Hi,"Your name is not Bob". You have a fan in Romania. Promise I'll never loose any of your topics. In other words, your blog is top useful for me. Jenna's comment is also mine's.
Good luck in your parental role. That one is hard work to accomplish.

Robert Lee Brewer said...

Hey Maria,

The article needs to be previously unpublished, so not exactly. However, you could take a topic you've done on your blog and write a new, improved version probably.

the Mara61 said...

Hey, « I am not Bob » I realize the place 69 from 11800/
Now can you tell me two things: 1. what is about the unusual contest deadline 4 dec
Can I compete?. There is a theme, restriction to axe words?2.I has used my real name before, but my son that knew that my pen name is Mara Rusel. Could it be a problem, this one? Cause my name is Mariana Aionesei, for the previous contest.
Best wishes come true, "mr I am not Bob"