"The spreadsheet is set up to go and I plan to send the first batch of submissions out very soon. I can’t let the occasion go without saying how much I’ve valued your fast and concerned help over the last few months. I’m not sure I could have done this without you because as you know I was hugely disillusioned at one point. All the very best for now and thanks again for your willing support."
Olga Wojtas, Scottish Book Trust New Writer Awardee
"Really helpful in providing a strong focus on my submissions journey and a massive help with my cover letter and synopsis."
"Super advice – thank you! I really am very, very thankful for Claire’s support as I submit my manuscript to publishers and agents. Not only am I confident my submissions documents are the best they can be, Claire helped me navigate several trickier issues in the submissions process."
"I am pleased to recommend unreservedly Claire both for the useful and comprehensive boot camp I visited (electronically) and the detailed and highly professional critique she made of the synopsis of a novel I have written as well as the letter to accompany it when approaching literary agents. She has certainly motivated me to try hard to find an agent – and audience – for my book."
"There’s a lot of information out there on submissions, but in practice it comes with complications and very many questions. Claire has made a real difference, with expert advice on genre and agent relationships. During Claire's Submissions Bootcamp I sent out 50 submissions and had 6 agents ask to see the full manuscript, which in itself was amazing. I've now signed with a London-based agent I'm very happy with and am looking forward to taking my writing to the next level as we prepare it to send to market. Thank you so much Claire!"
"The specific steps and advice Claire presents in the course are precisely what I needed. Before taking the course I felt lost as to where the journey to have my book published would take me. Now I have an understanding as to what I need to do in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Thank you for offering such a thorough and excellent course, Claire; I could not see through this complex maze of submission requirements without your Submissions Bootcamp."
If you have a manuscript ready to submit to publishers and agents, the Submissions Bootcamp has been designed especially for you.
This online course will make sure you follow the most efficient, professional and thorough submissions strategy.
Participants will gain a new and empowering perspective on submitting a manuscript. Your submissions period will be a time of growth, engagement, discovery and focus…each submission making your proposal more appealing to prospective publishers and agents.
Stay motivated, give your manuscript every possible chance, and learn about the publishing industry every step of the way. Put yourself in the best possible position for submissions success.
- Individual feedback on your cover letter and synopsis
- Personal support throughout your submissions period, helping you make sense of publisher / agent feedback and take the appropriate steps once your manuscript is garnering interest
- Access to a closed Facebook group where I will continue to share updates to the course and submission openings, tips and advice.
Modules include: understanding the submissions process, a publisher perspective, developing a confident mindset (or Why too many writers give up too easily – and how not to join them), researching your submissions, submissions documents and submissions etiquette, your online profile, improving your case for submission, staying motivated, responding to publisher interest, FAQs and next steps, submissions for previously self-published writers.