STERNIG & BYRNE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
I prefer e-queries for the initial contact
but hard copy queries with SASE are also acceptable; e-submissions and/or
attachments of any kind are NOT acceptable without prior consent. If the
project suits my current needs and interests, I may request fiction partials
(the first 20-30 pages, a detailed synopsis, author's bio/writing credits and
SASE) or proposals for non-fiction projects. For queries originating
from outside the United States, please provide an email address for my response
rather than an IRC Coupon.
Don't send first drafts,
or second, third or fourth, for that matter; I'm only interested in final
Know your field. If you
want to write and sell mysteries, you need to read mysteries...lots of them.
The same for science fiction or fantasy or whatever else it is that you wish to
Please make your
presentation as professional as you possibly can. Errors in spelling, grammar,
punctuation, syntax, usage, etc. will tell me just one thing--that you don't
take your writing seriously.
At the present time, my
client list is comfortably full and I'm only considering science fiction,
fantasy and mysteries; preference is given to writers with a publishing history.
Please contact the agency if you have any specific questions not answered above.