Next steps

You've written your story, poem, script or blog post and you're pretty happy with it. Great! But what do you do now?

Find out everything you need to know about rewriting and editing, finding an agent and getting published in this section.

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Rewriting, editing and sharing

If you're honest, there are some bits of what you've written that probably aren't as great as they could be. What can you do?

How do I get published?

Whether you've written poetry, fiction or non-fiction, find advice here on getting it published.

What does an agent do?

Find out all about how getting an agent could help you to get your work published.

What about self-publishing?

Don't want to go with a mainstream publisher? Find out about all the options for doing it yourself.

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