This week, I’ll talk about submissions.
- Are You Still Submitting Before Revising?
- Are You Still NOT Submitting?
- Are You Still Submitting Blind?li>
- Are You Still Singly Submitting?
- Are You Still Not Tracking Submissions?
Manuscript Tracking Software
There are many ways to do this, including Excel or other spreadsheets. But I’m still using SAMM, written by KC (Kevin) Cummings and distributed FREE.
- Market’s Part of the Database
It has a database for markets: when I hear of an editor moving, I immediately update the database. There’s also a column for comments/notes, so I add any additional information. Once, I needed an editor to speak at a conference on the topic of humor. I searched the Notes section and found a great editor. It’s easy to keep updated.
Submissions Part of the Database
The feature I appreciate most here is the ability to include an Alert. So, I usually set an Alert for three months after the submission to remind me to “Check Status.”
The SAMM program may be old: but it’s not outdated. It’s been flexible enough to grow with me. This is a Windows program, but there’s a link to a similar Mac program.