Welcome, readers! Here you’ll find my template for a pitch/submission spreadsheet (with simple instructions), ready for you to fill in–just click on this link. It will take you to a Google document–you can click on “File” and “Make a copy” to download the spreadsheet to your computer and tweak it to fit your needs.
If you’d like tips from other writers about using a spreadsheet, you can read my article on The Write Life here. You’ll find tips on how to use this spreadsheet for yourself along with ways other writers use spreadsheets to keep track of their submissions.
Here are a few more things you might be interested in:
- Scratch Paper, my almost-weekly writing-related podcast! A short (usually 15-minute-long) podcast in which I shared a writing and reading update and a mini-lesson or pep talk for writers who are trying to get published (or for creative people who are trying to write). Great for fiction, nonfiction, and Instagram caption writers, from total beginner (never written a page!) to multi-manuscript veterans. Take a listen here!
- How to make an e-course using Mailchimp–a post I wrote before online courses were a “thing.” Super popular and quite helpful.
- My series on Tarot for Total Beginners–everything you need to know, from how to choose a deck to how to get started doing readings. From a beginner, for a beginner.
Sign up here to get updates in your inbox. Scratch Paper Newsletter goes out the first of every month–and it’s really great! I share what I’m working on, how I’m feeling about writing (I have many feelings), what it’s like to make a creative life work (right now it’s a mix of parenting, planner-making, novel-writing, and occasional despair), lessons about writing, and what I’m reading and listening to. If you’re a writer or you want to be one, it’s a real look at what writing is like for me.