- Most publishers require you to USPS mail them your work.
- They also ask that you enclose an SASE.
- They often state that response times are 3-6 months.
- Many state to specifically AVOID sending them anything via email... even a query.
Where's the equivalent of the writer's market for the publisher? Why don't we simply log our work into the database, with the ability to push the piece to a handful of publishers or browse the requests that they have for pieces to be written? It's like we really need a Craigslist for writers and publishers... or an eBay... bringing buyers and sellers together... writers' circles to assist with editing... reputation ratings that work like digg, where the best articles in a genre bubble to the top where they can be auctioned off to the highest bidder?
Let's go people!