NaNoWriMo Final Assignment

 

1.  Electronic -- all

Submit (or update) complete manuscript electronically to Ms. Bowen via email.  Include full heading and novel title, and double-space the text.

 

 

Name

Period

Date

Novel

______ total words

 

 

Novel / Story Title

 

            This is the forest primeval—the murmuring pines and the hemlocks stand like druids of old, with voices sad and prophetic... This is the forest primeval—the murmuring pines and the hemlocks stand like druids of old, with voices sad and prophetic... This is the forest primeval—the murmuring pines and the hemlocks stand like druids of old, with voices sad and prophetic... (From "Evangeline," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

 

 

 

2.  Research Publishers

Look for publishers who might be interested in the type of novel you have written:
          Publishers accepting unagented submissions here.
          Database with oodles of possible publishers here: QueryTracker

Not sure what "genre" applies to your writing?

          The basics from ReadWriteThink here.

          More details from Writers Online Workshops here.

          Sub-genres (really really detailed: learn about "biopunk," "hauntings," "wuxia," "urban fantasy," and more) from Writer's Digest here.

        

 

3.  Query Letter

Prepare a formal "query letter" (a literary sales pitch). 

Click here to preview. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Printed – best 1000-word segment or chapter

Prepare a "sample chapter" to send with your query letter, which we will do next.  Use same format as above, except substitute your permanent contact information (name, mailing address, email) for the heading.  Use a header including the novel title, page number, your name and phone number.

 

Plan to make this the most ERROR-FREE assignment you have ever turned in. An "A" paper will probably not have any mistakes on the first page.

 

(first page)

Fname Lname

1515 My Lane

Kalispell, MT  59901

406.755.0000

mymail@hotmail.com

______ words

 

Novel Title

 

            This is the forest primeval—the murmuring pines and the hemlocks stand like druids of old, with voices sad and prophetic... This is the forest primeval—the murmuring

 

(subsequent pages)

Novel Title                                                                                                      Fname Lname

Page __ of ___                                                                                                406.755.0000

 

 

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