Tip of the Week: Do not send queries or manuscripts through email to editors.

The only exception would be if you know the editor and have a personal relationship with them. They probably would not mind queries that way. I am happy to get email from authors I am working with or have worked with in the past. I also belong to a critique group and get emails from those authors all the time – often about gossip unrelated to writing. But again, I have relationships with these people. They are not strangers. And we’ve all been taught not to talk to strangers.

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