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What is meant by "Professional"?

Listings on this site are marked as targeting the professional market if they publish material serving a particular profession: e.g. legal journals, medical journals, etc.

What does "agented" mean?

An agented submission is one which is submitted by a literary agent. If a publisher accepts only agented submissions then you will need a literary agent to submit the work on your behalf.

What is meant by "Adult"?

In publishing, "adult" simply refers to books that are aimed at adults, as opposed to books that are aimed at children, or young adults, etc. It is not a euphemism for pornographic or erotic content. Nor does it necessarily refer to content which is u...

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What does manuscript / ms / mss mean?

Your complete piece of work – be it a novel, short story, or article, etc. – will be referred to as your manuscript. Commonly abbreviated to "ms" (singular) or "mss" (plural).

What is an SAE / SASE / Stamped Addressed Envelope?

When submitting to magazines, agents, and publishers by post they will often require you to provide them with a means of replying to you at your cost (and without them having to even write your name and address out!). They will therefore request you i...

What are rectos and versos?

"Recto" and "verso" are the publishing terms for right and left-hand pages in a printed book.

What is an unsolicited mss?

An unsolicited mss is a manuscript which has not been requested. Many agents and publishers will not accept unsolicited mss, but this does not necessarily mean they are closed to approaches – many will prefer to receive a short query in the firs...

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What is a "frontispiece"?

A frontispiece is an illustration on the reverse of the half title page in the prelims of a book, facing the title page.

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