Reposted from The Metropolitan, via the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Facebook group:
If there’s one thing that aspiring writers think about, it’s how to get published and break into the industry. For many of us pursuing writing careers here at Metropolitan State, we don’t know the first thing about how to get started.
I’ve invited Peter Stampfel, Submissions Editor of DAW Books publishing house, to provide insight for prospective authors of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. For 36 years, Stampfel has been the first to view manuscripts. Stampfel and his colleagues helped discover such fantasy authors as Tad Williams, Patrick Rothfuss, and Mercedes Lackey. What follows is an edited and condensed version of that conversation.