By Annette Cole Mastron, Communications Director for Southern Writers Magazine
As authors, our writing ultimately has to succumb to edits. Before the edits begin, the publisher guidelines must be followed. It's a simple process that some authors overlook which often causes their submissions to be rejected.
Occasionally, magazines, blogs, etc. receive submissions from prospective writers who have not read through submission guidelines. As authors, it is absolutely crucial to know who you are writing for and provide a submission that meets the guidelines for publication.
Additionally, authors need to treat their submissions as a disciplined professional when following the submission guidelines. The authors who do their homework can quickly find their pieces published. They will establish long-term relationships, which may result in becoming regular contributors.
Southern Writers Magazine's Author blog, Suite T, offers authors an opportunity to introduce themselves to our blog readers. This is a great way for an author to broaden their readership by appearing on SWM's blog, Suite T.
This link takes you to the guidelines for our guest author blog posts. If you're new to the blog, you can check out the blog archives on the right hand side of this page to see the valuable topics that have been covered by other authors over the past five years. The Suite T blog topics have to do with anything on writing and the business of writing. Enjoy!