How to Not Get Published

17 Reasons Why Book Manuscripts Are Rejected

Why are some books published, and others rejected? The 17 reasons above come from a panel of book editors, literary agents, and publishers.

Literary Agent Janet Reid says that she rejects 99.2% of the queries she receives. And I’m sure many other literary agents have a similar rate of response. After all, if you get 100 queries in your inbox per week, you really have no choice but to reject the majority of them.

So how can you get in the 1%…or more like the .8% in Janet Reid’s case?

First, figure out how to not be in the bottom.


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