Unfortunately, only the last two or three have been any good.
There’s a lot of editing to do once that first draft is out of the way, but the hardest part for most writers isn’t the writing or editing, it’s the search for an agent or a publisher.
Here is a small list of publishers that you can submit to if you don’t have an agent:
A great place to find information on an agent or publisher is http://absolutewrite.com/forums/index.php. They can teach you which ones are good and which ones to avoid.
The next two will help you find literary agents — who accepts queries and what genres they work with. Also, you can find some publishers at the second one below.
If you’re in need of help with your query letter, this site offers some great samples.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of this. But don’t. It’s not as hard as it looks. Just do a little each day, and you’ll have a good idea where you want to submit and what they expect from you and you manuscript.
What are some of your favorite resources as a writer?