People sometimes ask me about how to get published. I’ve touched on this in the past. The short answer, for Devil’s Cape, is that I answered an open call for submissions from Wizards of the Coast (for a program that’s no longer running) and was ultimately accepted.
I ran across a somewhat similar program from SciFiNow, TorUK, and Play.com, called War of the Words. It’s open to people who have not yet had a book published. If you’re a writer with a novel looking for a home, you might want to check this out.