This is a great thread and I thank you for all of your effort.

I have a quick question on what is the best process to choose where to send your manuscript for beginning, un-published, authors.

I know about Preditors and Editors but find it still a bit unhelpful as I have no idea who to send it to still. Should I send it to publishers, agents, or both?

Also I know that I probably shouldn't even waste my time sending it to Tor or Del Ray etc, so when you were going about submitting your novel at first how did you learn who to send it to?