• Publication Assistance Services

    Publication assistance services are ideal for writers whose goal is to get published, either for the first time or again.

    Position yourself for traditional publication or hybrid publication; seek representation by a literary agent; submit your work to magazines and journals; or learn the ins and outs of self-publication so you can DIY with confidence.

    If you’re interested in pursuing 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/or other materials required by agents and publishers, aiming for maximum impact and appeal in order to help you stand out from the competition. Includes all necessary and relevant market research.


    Submissions on Your Behalf

    We submit your queries to your target venues (publishers, literary agents, literary journals, magazines, websites, and/or contests) on your behalf, using a dedicated email address and submissions inbox we set up for you. You’ll have full access, of course, before, during and after submission, 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!



    Preliminary Q&A to determine your needs, goals, preferences, and expectations
    Read-through of your manuscript
    Preparation of professional quality, submission-ready research and/or materials
    Submission to target venues on your behalf, and followup as appropriate

    $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

    If you’re interested in pursuing hybrid publication:

    Hybrid Publication with Atmosphere Press

    WBN 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 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


    If you’re interested in pursuing 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 learn and on what specific areas you want to focus our work. Sign on for one to three sessions (or more if you wish), depending on your learning goals.


    Preliminary Q&A to determine your needs, goals, preferences, and expectations
    Formal questionnaire to customize your coaching experience
    1-3 one-hour coaching sessions

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


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

    Publication Consultation

    Submit your novel, memoir, nonfiction book, young adult book, children’s book, short story, essay, magazine article, screenplay, stageplay, or poetry for professional review in order to determine which path to publication (traditional, hybrid, and self-publication) is right for you and your work. 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.


    Preliminary Q&A to determine your needs, goals, preferences, and expectations
    Full read-through of the manuscript
    Preparation of detailed verbal feedback on publication prospects and craft
    Meeting to review and discuss the work completed

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


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