For all writers who are at the stage of finding a publisher, I highly recommend this article by Jane Friedman. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She’s a columnist for Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses; she has a 24-lecture series entitled, How to Publish Your Book. Click on the link below to read the entire article.
Check out this terrific advice from Stuart Horwitz:
Here’s a short list published by Reedsy for those of you who might need a motivator for your New Year’s Resolution to enter writing contests this year:
Poets and Writers magazine has a more comprehensive list:
Many of these are free to enter. There isn’t always a monetary reward if your work wins or is published, but sometimes recognition is its own reward.