How do I submit a story about a man fighting to see his child?
- pianomanLv 75 months ago
Get a literary agent. What are you submitting to? A magazine, or a book publisher?
- CogitoLv 75 months ago
If you're just trying to help a friend, don't do anything without his written permission.
It could do his legal case more harm than good.
And if he's not allowed to see his son, you need to be aware that there may be an excellent reason why he's not been given shared custody or access.
I was recently involved in a case where everyone was shouting for this guy to have custody of his daughter, but when it got to court, it turned out that he'd beaten his ex-wife for years, had tested positive for cocaine and heroin and had once sexually assaulted the child.
None of his friends had the slightest inkling that he'd done any of that. They were all terribly embarrassed that they'd supported him.
Just be careful!
- MsBittnerLv 75 months ago
So based on your comment, what you have is a concept based in reality. Nobody buys story concepts. They buy completed, polished stories for publication.
If the guy has billboards, then surely the media is aware, so you don't need to contact TV or print media to give them a story tip.
I don't know that there's anything you can do with this unless you want to try your hand at writing, using the reality of these billboards as a jumping off place for a work of fiction.
- choko_canyonLv 75 months ago
Submit a story for what? Publication in a magazine? Publication as a book? If you're trying to become a published author and you have a manuscript, you need to first get a literary agent. The agent, if he/she likes your work, will then attempt to sell that work to a publisher. That's how it works to get a manuscript published.