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When Should I Submit my Book Manuscript to a Publisher?

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Are you an aspiring author with a completed manuscript just itching to be published? Well, hold your horses! Before you hit send on that submission email to your dream publisher, there are a few things you should consider.

First and foremost, make sure your manuscript is the best it can be. That means going through multiple rounds of editing, getting feedback from beta readers, and polishing it until it shines. You want to put your best foot forward and give your book the best chance at success.

Next, consider the timing of your submission. Are you trying to cash in on a trending topic? Make sure you’re not too late to the party. On the other hand, if you’re tackling a timeless theme, there’s no rush to submit. Take your time and make sure everything is just right.

It’s also worth considering the season and any potential holidays. Publishers tend to have busy seasons and may not have the bandwidth to give your manuscript the attention it deserves. You don’t want your baby getting lost in the shuffle, so be mindful of when you’re submitting.

In short, the best time to submit your manuscript is when it’s the best it can be and when the timing is right for both you and the publisher. Don’t rush the process and take the time to make sure everything is perfect.

A writer is someone who writes. An author is someone who publishes. Are you ready to be an author?

Atmosphere Press has been guiding authors on rewarding journeys through publication and beyond since 2015. Our authors’ award-winning and acclaimed books have sold tens of thousands of copies across six continents, and our Press ethos is to put the power not in the hands of the publisher, but in the hands of the writer, where it belongs. Accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, we partner with the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, Winning Writers, and Writing Magazine, among others.

If you would like to explore taking this author journey with us, please reach out to us directly through our submissions page. We’ll look forward to helping you achieve your goals as a writer…and as an author!

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