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Writing (typical questions of an amateur)
Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 8:19 pm from Istanbul, Turkey
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Posted March 11th, 2013 - 1:05 am by from Anchorage, United States (Permalink)
I don't know about Turkey, but the market for written work is highly competitive and highly sophisticated in the US. For example, almost no publishers ... certainly no major publishers ... accept unsolicited work. Any new work they do consider comes from agents, and you will find it difficult even to find an agent who will represent you without furnishing an impressive list of prior credits.

To answer another of your questions, almost no one accepts hard copies.

My advice to you is to write a travelogue in Turkish about your trip to California, taking lots of pictures. Submit it for publication in Turkey. Good luck.

Posted March 11th, 2013 - 2:49 am by from San Jose, United States (Permalink)
Get or borrow a copy of the book "2013 Writer's Market". It gives you a lot of info about publishing and lists many, many publishers in quite a few topic areas. This gives a very short summary of what publishers are looking for, and when you find things that look like your work would be appropriate for, get a copy of that specific magazine or publisher's writer's guidelines (some are available online, some you have to request), which will tell you how to submit work (e.g., whether unsolicited is OK or must be through an agent; whether to submit a proposal or a sample chapter; whether to submit it electronically or in print. Good luck.

Posted March 12th, 2013 - 2:27 pm from Istanbul, Turkey
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