This comprehensive book is written by LeeAnne Krusemark, a published author of several books and countless magazine and newspaper articles, a nationwide teacher and speaker on the topic, and an adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard as well as more than 1,000 other facilities worldwide. You will learn that following all the rules may not guarantee acceptance, but NOT following the rules will almost always result in rejection. You will learn how to enhance your writing, break into the publishing world, find appropriate publishers, format manuscripts, create effective query letters, find agents, obtain copyrights, and other important general and legal issues. There is also a BONUS chapter that defines all of the available self-publishing options. Patience, persistence, and the tools learned in this book will help you succeed in your goal of getting published.