on Writer’s Relief:
Sometimes being a new writer feels as awkward as a new kid walking into the high school cafeteria for the first time. But here’s a secret: Unlike adolescent cliques, the bookworms in the publishing industry LOVE welcoming talented new writers to the table.
It’s a fact that publishers and literary agents are always on the hunt for fresh new voices — even pre-published ones. So if you’re a new writer, it’s important to know where to target your submissions and boost the odds of getting your first publication credit.
You only get to be a new writer once: Make the most of it!