This seems as good a time as any to post a reminder of my paper "Publishing Advice for Graduate Students" available on SSRN here. I have been amazed at its popularity -- over 5,500 downloads and a further 3,100 downloads of the original version. The abstract is:
"Graduate students often lack concrete advice on publishing. This essay is an attempt to fill this important gap. Advice is given on how to publish everything from book reviews to articles, replies to book chapters, and how to secure both edited book contracts and authored monograph contracts, along with plenty of helpful tips and advice on the publishing world (and how it works) along the way in what is meant to be a comprehensive, concrete guide to publishing that should be of tremendous value to graduate students working in any area of the humanities and social sciences."
I am constantly revising and revising this paper to make it as useful as possible. (I have also given more than a dozen talks on publishing advice which inform the piece.) If anyone has useful suggestions or advice, then please note these in the comments below. As usual, signed comments preferred.