Poorly presented proposals and manuscripts are the hallmarks of amateur writers. When a writer knows the key to impressing editors, agents and publishers with his or her first attempt, doors open and being published becomes a reality. "The ABC Checklist for New Writers" is written with all budding writers in mind, to help them present works that end up in the shortlist, not the shredder. Information is presented in a concise A - Z format, and unfamiliar terms are explained, taking the novice through each step in the submission process. Suitable for writers of both fiction and non-fiction aiming to be published in magazines, radio, television, e-books or mainstream publishing, "The ABC Checklist for New Writers" is an indispensable reference for the budding writer.