Most of you have asked me in one form or another about how to get your work read in the industry. The simple answer has always been: Network. Make as many connections so that when you have work that’s submission ready, it’s going to get it’s chance to shine.
But remember that cultivating a network takes much more time and effort than one may think. It won’t happen in a week or a month or even a year. Sure you may make a few strong connections in those time frames but a network means more than just a few strong connections. And remember, weak connections should count as backups because those are the one offs. One and dones. A strong connection means someone who sticks by you after more than one failure.
All that being said, Michael Ferris wrote a helluva article about just this. And somewhat more in depth than the average article goes about cultivating a network. I highly recommend each and every one of you read this article to get a better sense of some directions you can go to grow your base.