I made an error the other day. It’s embarrassing, I know, but I’m glad I told someone (my publisher, Lou Turner, High Hill Press) my plan to enter my book, Strengthen Your Nonfiction Writing,” in a self-published book competition.
“It’s not a self-published book,” she said. High Hill Press is considered a small press.
I told her that because of the wording of the contest guidelines I thought it would fit the definition, but would check before entering. I’m so glad I double-checked, because I was wrong!
So here are the three lessons I learned from one mistake:
1 1) Read submission guidelines carefully (then read them again)
2 2) Network with industry professionals who know more than you
3 3) Know what you have, know what it is, know what it’s called!