From getting an agent to getting published

I don’t know about you, but I have (or had, until recently) little knowledge of what happens AFTER an agent says yes to a manuscript, and before said manuscript gets published. I’ve never been published before, none of my friends has been traditionally published (except short stories and electronic magazines), so that area was rather vague and hidden behind a misty veil. Have you ever wondered what happens once an agent agrees to work with a writer? A few days ago, I stumbled upon the following article and I thought it’d be nice to share, even if you prefer to self-publish.  If nothing else, it will give you an insight as to what follows the oh-so-desperately-sought-after agent deal.

The article was found at and it was written by Martina Boon. If you’re aiming for traditional publishing like myself, have a look at it. There’s a lot more happening after the agent says yes than you may have thought. Can you guess what it is?

If your answer was “more editing, Chris?” then the answer is a resounding YES! Because there’s never enough editing for a manuscript. Never! Seriously, folks, read the article.