So, I’m aware of how self-publishing works, but I’m not exactly sure how traditional publishing works. All I know is you send your manuscript to an agent (if you have one or you’re looking for one) and/or a publisher/publishing house. And I only know this because I met a literary agent and an author before for a semi writing and “learning” session in school, but it was never explained thoroughly.
I’m just curious of these few things. For those who have traditionally published before or know a lot about the topic, do you approach an agent or a publisher, or have they approached you? (aaimed at people who have written on Wattpad then traditionally published)
What is the criteria for sending in manuscripts or does each publisher have their own? And what to expect on your first time doing this? Because every time I look on publishing houses websites, it’s very intimidating, since I have no idea where to even start (If I want to go for it in the future, which will be most likely.)