All the Publishing Information You Ever Wanted

answersMany of you have been reading my blog for a while, but you might not be aware of how much information is available in my archives. Just as a refresher, I wanted to highlight some posts you might find helpful.

Have you seen my DEFINITIVE post on How To Get Published?

Do you need to know How to Find a Literary Agent?

A great title is an important aspect of attracting an agent’s or editor’s attention. Here’s how to create a perfect title for your book.

I get emails everyday asking for information that I’ve already covered somewhere on the blog, so I’m trying to help make it a little easier for you to find what you need.

Those links in the bar across the top have drop down menus with incredible resources for you!

Under the Submissions tab you’ll find:

My Submission Guidelines

What I’m Looking For

How to Write a Query Letter

How to Write a Book Proposal

Want to learn more about writing query letters? Click “Find Post by Subject” and scroll down to click on Query Letters. You may want to start with these posts:

Query Letters: Not That Complicated

Top Ten Query Mistakes

Anatomy of a Winning Query

Query Paranoia

If you’re looking for posts on a particular topic, you can use those tabs above (in the light blue band) that say “Find Post by Subject” and “Search this Blog.”

Hope that helps you navigate your way around my blog!


Is there any publishing info you need, or a discussion you’d like to have, that you can’t find on my blog?



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Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


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    This is super helpful 🙂 Thank you!

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  6. Pal on May 30, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    Rachelle, thank you for all the information. I always look forward to your new post. I’m glad that you are here and I can always look up to you for anything related to book publishing. People who come to me with questions are instantly directed to your blog. I just have one question for you. Do you accept work from Indian authors and do Indian authors get published in the US?

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  9. Dan Erickson on May 24, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Thanks for this guide to your archives. Your site is a great asset for writers.

  10. Kathryn Barker on May 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I appreciate this post Rachelle…a comprehensive list of links on one page! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into helping the writing community!

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  12. Ian on May 22, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Rachelle, you set the standard in generosity & enabling we authors to be the best we can be. Congratulations and thanks so so much for your ongoing practical support.

  13. Laura Jackson on May 22, 2013 at 11:05 PM


    I have found your blog very informative and helpful as I’m new to writing for publication instead of just for fun (just signed my first contract with HopeSprings Books). I have a lot to learn and appreciate the time you spend sharing with us.

    I do have one question. On your “What I’m Looking For” page, you state that you aren’t interested in YA. However, on the ACFW website for agent appointments, it lists that you’ll look at any genre of YA. I only bring it up because I know many readers are booking their conference tickets and looking to meeting with agents. Are you interested in seeing YA?

    Thanks for your time.

  14. Bill May on May 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Hello Rachelle, perhaps a post on how drinking coffee and eating chocolate helps in getting published? Or at least justification for such an addiction.

  15. Susan Bernhardt on May 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    I bookmarked this as well. A great reference. Thank you, Rachelle.

  16. Jeanne Takenaka on May 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Rachelle, I’ve learned so much on your blog. When I first began writing seriously for publication, I began checking it out. And I’ve studied your archives. You have such an encouraging and forthright way of sharing your publishing knowledge. When I have a question, I usually stop here first to check your archives.

    Thanks for giving of yourself here, and thanks for sharing these links. I’m keeping this post as a go-to for when I need other information.

  17. Richard Mabry on May 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Rachelle, I can’t seem to find the post on “Sure-fire, guaranteed steps to a rich and famous contract so you can retire, be independently wealthy, and have someone ghost-write other books in your name for the rest of your life.”
    Did I miss that one somewhere?
    Seriously, thanks for making so much good advice freely available.

    • Dabney Hedegard on May 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Ha! Sign me up when you come across this golden ticket. Too funny.

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  19. Sue Harrison on May 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Thank you, Rachelle, for this handy list! I’ll be teaching an online class on query letters for ACFW next year, and I’m going to lean heavily on your advice about that!

  20. dabneyland on May 22, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    This is a great go-to post. Thanks!

    Do you have a post on how to find readers for your genre?

    • Rachelle Gardner on May 22, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      Dabney, I don’t have a post on that specific topic, but it’s a good idea for me to consider. Thanks!

      • Kathryn Barker on May 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

        Dabney….that a great question. Rachelle…I hope you will address this topic. I think it would be helpful to many of us!!

  21. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on May 22, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    The refresher is great – thanks!

    I’d be interested in seeing a discussion of how to recruit beta readers, and how to set up a crit group – and how to make the experience beneficial for everyone.

    One other topic might have some appeal – to what degree can use of current technological references date a book in the current market? Given the long gestation period most novels have, I can see that some references can just be SO 2014.

    How do agents and publishers look at this? And how do the other readers of this forum deal with it?

    • Rachelle Gardner on May 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Interesting topics, Andrew, thanks! I’ll think about those.

  22. Gabrielle Meyer on May 22, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Rachelle, thank you for all you do on your blog! Yours was one of the first I came across in the publishing industry and it has helped more than you’ll ever know. When I had my phone conversation with my agent, one of the things she said was: “You appear so savvy in the industry.” Much of my knowledge is due to you! Your blog is priceless. It’s the first place I send people when they ask me about getting started on the road to publication.

    • Ugochi on May 22, 2013 at 6:51 AM

      Such a sweet post Gabrielle. I agree with you. Her blog is very informative and like you, it’s the first i stumbled on and I’ve learned a whole lot.
      : )


    • Rachelle Gardner on May 22, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      Thanks, Gabrielle, I appreciate the encouragement!

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