Suggestions for Publishing Support
As a potential author, you may be nervous about transforming your idea into a publication, or afraid you won't find the time or support you need to produce a good publication. The following tips and resources are designed to help you to identify and obtain the necessary financial and practical support you need to transform your ideas into publications.
Publishing does not have to be a solitary activity. There are a number of people who may be able to assist you at various points in the process, including:
Types of tasks that could be performed by others:
The MLA Mentor Program can provide guidance to first-time and inexperienced authors. Using the MLA mentors database, you can search for a mentor with expertise in publishing, either generally or with MLA specifically.
Mentors and new authors will decide together what form their relationships will take. It is expected that the author and mentor will develop an ongoing, collegial relationship over a period of time. Mentors are not required, nor can authors be guaranteed of working with a mentor of their choice.
Activities that might be performed by a mentor include:
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