• Publication Assistance Services

    When you’re ready to publish your book, our publication assistance services will help you get there. Position yourself for traditional publication or self-publication, seek representation by a literary agent, submit your work to magazines and journals, or pursue hybrid publication through our partnership with Atmosphere Press.

    Request a free consultation to publish your book with WriteByNight’s help.


    If you’re interested in traditional publication:

    Submission Research

    We research publishers, literary agents, literary journals, magazines, websites, and/or contests appropriate for your work, and tell you exactly how to submit and get noticed. Request a list of ten to fifty targeted opportunities.

    Preparation of Submission Materials

    We develop your existing materials or compose from scratch your book proposals, query letters, synopses, and anything else required by agents and publishers, aiming for maximum impact and appeal in order to help you stand out from the competition. Includes all relevant market research.

    Submissions on Your Behalf

    We submit your queries to your target venues (publishers, literary agents, magazines, etc.) on your behalf, using a dedicated email address and submissions inbox we set up for you. You’ll have full access, so you can be as involved in the process as you want to be.

    Submissions Monitoring & Maintenance

    We keep a close watch on your submissions inbox and respond on your behalf to the target venues we’ve queried. We handle all correspondence, from requests for additional materials to coordinating schedules for meetings. We’ll let you know when new responses come in, and celebrate with you when your work is accepted!

    $35/hr. for research and critique
    $60/hr. for composition of materials from scratch
    $350 for submissions on your behalf
    $25/week on a 4-week contract (renew as needed) for submissions monitoring & maintenance

    Request a free consultation to get started on the path to traditional publication.

    If you’re interested in hybrid publication:

    Hybrid Publication with Atmosphere Press

    WriteByNight partners exclusively with Atmosphere Press, an author-friendly publisher that aims to put the power not in the hands of the press, but in the hands of the writer, where it belongs.

    Founded by WBN book coach and consultant Nick Courtright, Atmosphere works with a dedicated team of editors, designers, distributors, and publicists – WriteByNight among them! – to help authors see their books reach the heights they deserve.

    Work with WriteByNight to bypass the slush pile and fast-track your query straight to Atmosphere’s executive editor!

    Projects quoted individually

    Request a free consultation to pursue publication with Atmosphere Press.


    If you’re interested in self-publication:

    Self-Publishing Coaching

    Get the lowdown on self-publication from a writing and publishing professional who knows the process inside and out. In just a few manageable sessions, learn step by step how to self-publish.

    What are the pros and cons of self-publishing? How much does self-publishing cost? How long does it take? How do I know if my book is ready? How do I figure out the technology? What happens once my book is published? Tackle these vital questions and many more. You’ll leave coaching ready to self-publish with confidence.

    Self-publishing coaching is fully customizable to meet your unique needs and goals. Tell us exactly what you want to focus on and learn. Sign on for one to three sessions (or more if you wish).

    $150/session for first three, $99/session for additional sessions

    Request a free consultation to enroll in self-publishing coaching.


    If you’re not yet sure what kind of publication is right for you:

    Publication Consultation

    Submit your novel, memoir, or any other writing project for professional review in order to determine which path to publication (traditional, hybrid, and self-publication) is right for you.

    We’ll read your manuscript carefully and meet with you to discuss our impressions of the work and its prospects for publication, including feedback on areas of craft that warrant attention. You’ll also exchange ideas with your consultant and plan a course of action for proceeding with the project towards publication.

    $35/hr. for read-through + $99/1-hour meeting

    Request a free consultation to sign on for your publication consultation.


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