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Manuscript Publishing for Novelists

Emily Harstone is leading a 4 week publishing workshop for writers interested in publishing a novel. Get direct feedback, training, and support from the author of The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers, and The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript Submissions.

  • 4 weeks of in-depth training covering every aspect of the manuscript submissions process.

  • Personal feedback on every lesson from Emily Harstone

  • Detailed feedback from Emily Harstone on the first 20 pages of your manuscript, so you can maximize your chances of success.

  • Detailed feedback on your query letter and synopsis from Emily Harstone, so you can submit it with confidence.

  • Publisher vetting from Emily Harstone, so you can be confident you're submitting to quality publishers.

  • Full access to our private community of writers, so you can network with your fellow students

You Have a Manuscript, But Don't Know What to Do With It

As soon as a writer starts down the path towards publication, there are many questions and obstacles.

Many authors submit their book to one or two publishers, wait months to barely get a response, and then give up. Or they make easily avoidable mistakes that ruin their chances.

This course presents an alternative: Clear answers to the many questions writers face when starting the journey to publication.

By the end of this course, you’ll know:

  • Why certain query letters are ignored while others get a positive response.
  • Whether to aim for a major publisher, an agent, or a small press.
  • How to tell if a publisher will market your book effectively.
  • How to know when your manuscript is ready for submission.
  • Why some publishers take months to respond, while others respond within weeks.
  • What to do before you sign a contract.
  • Much, much, more.

The goal is to give you a complete view of the world of publishing, so you can make the right choices for you and your book.

You won’t be making those choices alone. As part of the course, Emily Harstone will recommend publishers, edit your query letter, and provide feedback on the first 20 pages of your manuscript.

As the author of The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers and The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript Submissions, Emily Harstone is an ideal guide to the world of book publishing. As part of her work at Authors Publish Magazine she has reviewed hundreds of publishers, worked directly with agents and editors, and helped many writers find the right publisher for their books.

This course is the only way to get this level of feedback, guidance, and support from Emily Harstone. If you are interested, I encourage you to enroll right now.

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Approach Publishers & Agents with Confidence

This course demystifies the entire publishing process, so you can give your book the best chance of getting the right publishing contract. By the end of this course, you'll know exactly how to prepare your manuscript for publication, find the right editors and agents, and compose compelling query letters that give you the highest chance of success.

  • Learn how to revise, format, and prepare your manuscript, so you can confidently submit your work to agents and editors.

  • Learn the "backdoor" methods of connecting with agents and editors.

  • Learn how to write a query letter that wins editorial attention.

Personal Feedback on Your Writing

In addition to the 4 weeks of in-depth training, Emily Harstone is generously offering feedback on student writing. She will give you detailed feedback on the first 20 pages of your manuscript, help you polish your query letter, provide feedback on your synopsis, and assist you in finding agents and publishers for your book.


The Course is Limited to 30 Students
Because of the personal feedback Emily is providing, the course is strictly limited to 30 students. Once we reach that number we will close enrollment.

Fall Workshop Schedule

The course starts on Monday, October 28th and ends on November 22nd. The course comes with daily lessons you can study on your own time, and daily interaction with Emily Harstone. Everything is provided online, through the digital learning platform hosted by Thinkific.

  • Daily lessons, available to study any time on our learning platform.

  • Personal feedback on every lesson via email, our discussion platform, or our private Facebook Group.

  • When you are ready, Emily will provide feedback on your query letter, 20 manuscript pages, and suggest publishers and agents appropriate for your book.

About Emily Harstone

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript Submissions, The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing. Through these books, she has helped many writers connect with quality publishers for their books.

She got her start as a writer when she wrote her first novel at twelve years old. 

Since then, she has graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, worked as a creative writing professor at Berkeley College in New York, as well as Seattle Pacific University. 

Please note that Emily Harstone is not currently accepting private consulting clients outside of this course. That means the only way to work with her directly is to enroll in this course.


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FAQ

  • What is the course schedule?

    The course starts on Monday, October 28th, and ends on November 22nd. The course comes with daily lessons you can study on your own time, and feedback on your assignments from Emily Harstone.

  • How much time will the course require?

    Expect to spend around 30 minutes a day on the course. Some days will require less work, some days will require more. Daily lessons can be done on your own time. The meetings with Emily will be scheduled to best work for the entire class.

  • How many students will be allowed to enroll?

    Because of the personal feedback Emily is providing, the workshop is strictly limited to 30 students. Once we reach that number we will immediately close enrollment.

The title is exactly what the course is about.

Julie Christiansen

As I neared the end of the four-week seminar with Emily Harstone on how to submit a manuscript to a publisher or an agent, I realized that I had learned more in just four weeks of daily lessons than I had in almost ten years of trial and error in ...

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As I neared the end of the four-week seminar with Emily Harstone on how to submit a manuscript to a publisher or an agent, I realized that I had learned more in just four weeks of daily lessons than I had in almost ten years of trial and error in getting my manuscripts published. What makes the coursed offered by Emily and Authors Publish so unique is the extensive and personal feedback which she gives each student in the class. Through Emily's professional critique, I was able to turn a ho-hum manuscript into an eye-catching, attention-getting excerpt. Armed with that and a tightly crafted query letter and synopsis, I am confident now that I will be able to find the right publisher for my manuscript.

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It motivated me to start writing again!

Susan Payne

This course broadened my abilities to get my manuscript out in the hands of the right publishers and agents. It renewed my interest in writing. Emily is very knowledgeable about editing and submitting. I would encourage anyone considering submi...

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This course broadened my abilities to get my manuscript out in the hands of the right publishers and agents. It renewed my interest in writing. Emily is very knowledgeable about editing and submitting. I would encourage anyone considering submission of a manuscript to enroll in this workshop.

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Worth Every Penny!

YVONNE BORGOGNI

This was a fantastic class from beginning to end: well-structured, organized, and informative. Each section gave me a better understanding of how publishing works. I would highly recommend this class.

This was a fantastic class from beginning to end: well-structured, organized, and informative. Each section gave me a better understanding of how publishing works. I would highly recommend this class.

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High Praise for Manuscript Publishing for Novelists

Michael Hood

Manuscript Publishing for Novelists provided an excellent overview of what is involved in this process. The organization of the course followed each step of the process from proper formatting of the manuscript, to preparing a query letter, to vet...

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Manuscript Publishing for Novelists provided an excellent overview of what is involved in this process. The organization of the course followed each step of the process from proper formatting of the manuscript, to preparing a query letter, to vetting a publisher and agent, and to reviewing a checklist before submitting the manuscript. Along the way, during each segment of the course, there were helpful recommendations of what to do and not to do. Emily is not only an expert in this field, but also a genuine person. Every aspect of the course was conducted in a professional manner, and I would recommend Manuscript Publishing for Novelists to anyone interested in publishing their first novel.

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Most Helpful Course on Publishing

Vicki Biggs

This was the most helpful course on publishing! It covered aspects of preparing your query letter and synopsis for a publisher that books on the subject had not managed. And it provided clarity on how to look out for the kinds of publishers and ...

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This was the most helpful course on publishing! It covered aspects of preparing your query letter and synopsis for a publisher that books on the subject had not managed. And it provided clarity on how to look out for the kinds of publishers and how they can impact your future publishing efforts. In a world of ebooks, publishing has changed, though not as much as you might think and this course addressed this nicely.

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