BYB 033: What To Expect As A Contributor To An Anthology With Jen Mann and Kim Bongiorno

In Editor Interviews by Susan Maccarelli | | 3 Comments

What To Expect As A Contributor To An Anthology - Beyond Your Blog Podcast Interview with Jen Mann and Kim Bongiorno

In another recent podcast we talked about how to edit and publish your own anthology .  In this podcast, we are changing gears and learning about contributing to an anthology — how it works, why you would want to do it, expectations and more.  And who better to tell us than Jen Mann, publisher and editor of the best-selling I Just Want To Pee Alone anthology series now in its third volume with I Still Just Want to Pee Alone (affiliate link). Joining her is Kim Bongiorno, author and contributor to several anthologies including all three books in the Pee Alone series. These ladies give some great insight into what being an anthology contributor entails, and why you might love being part of a group of contributors as much as they do.

What To Expect As A Contributor To An Anthology - Beyond Your Blog Podcast Interview with Jen Mann and Kim Bongiorno

The interview includes

  • How to get your submission into the “A” pile for Jen’s books
  • Why Kim has chosen to submit to so many anthologies and what 2 things she looks for in a project before submitting
  • The types of opportunities and benefits anthology contributors often experience
  • What requests your publisher might make of you before the book is published
  • Details on Jen’s latest anthology I Still Just Want To Pee Alone and how you can grab your copy
  • How to get an invite to submit to Jen’s next anthology and what her plans are for future books
  • Jen and Kim’s advice for telling a story that will apply to many of your anthology submissions
  • What sort of marketing and promotion might you be asked to do as a contributor
  • Jen and Kim’s compelling reasons why you should consider contributing to an anthology

Resources

Connect

Jen – People I Want To Punch In The Throat | Facebook | Facebook (Pee Alone Books) | Twitter | Pinterest

Kim – Let Me Start By Saying | Facebook (author page) | Facebook (Let Me Start By Saying) | Twitter | Pinterest

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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

3 Comments on “BYB 033: What To Expect As A Contributor To An Anthology With Jen Mann and Kim Bongiorno”

  1. Great podcast! And I’m not just saying that because I’m in I Still Just Want to Pee Alone. I listened to your other podcast with Jen before I submitted to this one and I’m 100% positive that the tips from listening to that were what helped me get picked for this anthology! So for anyone else considering submitting to an anthology, LISTEN TO THIS!!

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