Now to move along to another possible step in the submission process: a meeting with an agent or an editor. If you have the opportunity to attend a writers’ conference of any size that will have agents or editors in attendance, do it. And sign up for a brief meeting with an agent or editor interested in work similar to yours.
Having a quick chance to sit down and present your project in person to an agent or an editor can potentially shorten the whole submission process. It is essential you are properly prepared for the meeting. You must come across as professional as possible.
For the full article on Agent or Editor Meetings, look under the Writers Tools, under the Finished Product on this website, or use this direct link to Agent or Editor Meeting.