We have a few more openings in the following genres, and an interim review board will be meeting next week.
Writer’s Relief Interim Review Board Meets Next Week—Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 (FULL-SERVICE clients enter this service BY INVITATION ONLY, so send your work to our review board BEFORE NEXT WEEK). The majority of agents and editors are reading at this time of year. It’s a great time of year to begin your new submission strategy.
We will be accepting e-mail queries, as well as regular mail submissions to our review board. Be sure to include the words “Review Board” in your subject line.
This is a great time to enroll in our services and to energize your submission strategy. You’ll be joining our client list for the October – December cycle, and your submissions will go out when nearly everyone is reading. We’ll list openings in specific genres below. Please DO NOT send work in genres that are not listed.
If you’re NOT a do-it-yourselfer and want to utilize our FULL service (rather than our A LA CARTE services), you need to send work to our REVIEW BOARD.
There are some important differences between the three levels of services. A complete list of pricing and services may be found at http://www.WritersRelief.com/comparison.asp.
If you are accepted into our FULL-SERVICE client list:
We propose, prepare, and proof content for cover letters. (You’ll benefit from what we’ve learned since 1994.)
We review and target your work to specific markets based on content, length, reading dates, etc. (You’ll never again have to spend hours researching markets for your work.)
We proof and prepare your work to industry standards, prepare master copies, and maintain electronic or hard copy versions of the work here at Writer’s Relief, Inc. (If your computer crashes, we’ll have a master copy of every title on file.)
We prepare 25 – 30 submissions for each title (or group of poems) within each two-month cycle. (When was the last time you accomplished this?)
We print your individually addressed cover/query letters. (You don’t have to create merge files, etc.)
We track every submission. (You’ll know what’s going on with every submission without doing any filing.)
We offer guidance regarding submissions, acceptances, etc. (Each client is assigned two personal submission strategists.)
How many submissions have you mailed in the past two months? This is a great time of year to focus energy on your writing. If you’ve been putting off getting your work to our review board, now’s the time to send it to us. Writers submitting their work regularly and extensively increase their odds of acceptance . . . dramatically. We have a limited number of openings available in specific genres. This upcoming cycle is one of the best times for you to enter our client list.
Our review board will meet NEXT Thursday and Friday (October 16 – 17) and make selections for the coming cycle. This means you will have the opportunity to have your work read in a very timely manner. If you would like your work considered, be sure it arrives in our office before this date. After selections are made we will not be registering new clients for at least two to four months. Use the e-mail or street address below.
We have room to invite a few more writers into our Writer’s Relief family. We are reading in the following genres only:
We have several openings for book projects:
Nonfiction (books)—Send chapter outline, proposal, sample chapters (30 pages) of your unpublished manuscript, your biography, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (For e-queries, chapter outline, proposal, and sample pages may be in one file.)
Novels—Send synopsis, first 30 pages of your unpublished manuscript, sample query letter, your biography, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (For e-queries, synopsis and samples pages may be in one file.)
We have a few openings for short prose and poetry:
Poetry—Send 10 – 12 unpublished poems, your biography, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (For e-queries, paste poems into one file; one poem per page.)
Short Stories or Personal/Creative Essays—Send three unpublished stories (each under 5,000 words), your biography, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (For e-queries, each story should be in a separate file.)
We will mail our letters of acceptance or rejection before October 21, which means you won’t have to wait long for our decision. Our review is FREE. If our review board determines your writing is strong enough (and markets are plentiful enough), they will send you an invitation to join our services. They will quote you FLAT FEES at that time. You may accept or decline their invitation.
Keep in mind that we must turn away 80 percent of the work that comes to us. However, if your writing is strong, don’t let procrastination, hesitation, lack of marketing experience, or fear stop you from submitting your work.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to get your submissions in the mail to all the best publishers and agents? Writer’s Relief has successfully helped writers beat the procrastinator in them since 1994. We help clients find the time to write.
Writers have been looking to us for years to help them alleviate the countless hours needed to research ever-changing writers’ markets. We continue to have the most current and best writers’ markets included in our database. Because our database is updated daily from information we receive from all of our clients, as well as thousands of journals and agents directly, our lists are more up-to-date than any market book or online source.
Send Writing Samples To:
For e-mail queries: Send to Kriste@wrelief.com. We will accept the samples as attachments ONLY in .DOC, .RTF, or .WPD format. (E-mail submissions MUST include all pieces itemized above, including cover letter and BIO pasted into the body of your e-mail and sample pages attached, or they WILL NOT be reviewed. No SASE needed for e-mail submissions.) Include the words “Review Board” in your subject line.
Or mail your submission to: Review Board, Writer’s Relief, Inc., 409 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
We want to be your partner in the submission process. Call us toll-free (between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time) if you have any questions. One of our personal submission strategists will be happy to spend a few minutes with you on the telephone.
Keep Writing And Submitting!
Ronnie L. Smith, President
Writer’s Relief, Inc.
(866) 405-3003 (toll-free), (201) 641-3003
P.S. Have your work in our office by NEXT Thursday – Friday (October 16 – 17).