What's your plan when it's time to submit your manuscript to publishers for consideration? Your submission contains great writing — of course. Getting your book published, however, requires a strategy that includes getting on the phone and perhaps a bit of socializing.

These tips can help you map your book submission strategy:

  • Network to meet editors

  • Send your proposal to a well-chosen editor

  • Cold-call a highly recommended editor

  • Send a great query letter to the editor

  • Create a subtle but engaging package for your proposal

  • Use a literary agent