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10 Literary Agents Seeking Picture Books NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for children’s picture books. Show More Summary

Tunesday Vol. 6 – Answers and Winner Revealed

Thank you to all who participated in Vol. 6 of WD’s Tunesday, which is a Name That Tune Contest with writing prizes. Vol. 6’s winner is Kelly Barina. She was chosen randomly from all the participants who guessed at least 8 songs correct. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Cate Holahan

Cate Holahan, author of THE WIDOWER'S WIFE (Aug 9, 2016, Crooked Lane Books), shares how she overcame nerves and got her agent and a publishing deal. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Cate Holahan appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

3 Lessons I Learned about Realism from Mentor Texts

I never took a creative writing class; I don’t have an MFA. But, as an English professor, I read for a living, and I have learned almost everything I know about writing from mentor texts (texts that teach us how to write). When I was young, I read all the time. Show More Summary

8 Literary Agents Seeking Graphic Novels NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for graphic novels. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Kim Blair McCollum of Purcell Agency

Currently Seeking: Chapter Books, Middle Grade & YA, Realistic Fiction, Coming-of-Age, Sports, Religious, Regional, Special Needs. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Kim Blair McCollum of Purcell Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

5 Things for Writers to Look for in a Day Job

It might seem strange to have a post about what to look for in a day job on a publishing advice blog. After all, often the dream is to write full time. Day jobs are just a distraction, right? Realistically, though, it’s hard to earn a living from writing fiction full time, and many published authors never manage it. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Tony Peak

Tony Peak, author of INHERIT THE STARS (Nov. 2015, Penguin Random House), shares how he obtained his literary agent, after signing a publishing contract. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Tony Peak appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Author Interview: Kevin Lacz, Author of Military Memoir THE LAST PUNISHER

It’s time to feature another interview with a debut author on the blog! These interviews can be a really great resource for new writers because you get to hear from a successful writer on what worked or didn’t work throughout the publication process. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Kristy Hunter of The Knight Agency

Kristy is currently accepting submissions from a wide variety of genres, including women’s fiction, mystery, historical romance, romance, young adult, and middle grade. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Kristy Hunter of The Knight Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The 2 Questions You’re Actually Asking When You Ask, “How Do I Write a Novel?”

This post originally appeared on stephenspowers.com When you ask, “How do I write a novel?” you’re really asking two questions: “How do I go from zero words to 100,000?” and “How do I write something worth reading?” Only by answering both these questions was I able to write THE DRAGON ROUND. Show More Summary

14 Literary Agents Seeking Memoir NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for memoir.Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Meghan Rogers

Meghan Rogers, author of CROSSING THE LINE (April 2016, Philomel Books) shares how she wrote a novel and got an agent, while obtaining her MFA. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Meghan Rogers appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Wrote a Book and Got Published Without Meaning To

I never intended to write a book. In 2008, I was teaching sex ed classes to 7th graders. I was 37, getting ready to send my only child off to college, and floating around in a long term relationship with a cop who had a magazine addiction and tool hoarding issue. Show More Summary

7 Ways To Make Your Own Luck

Serendipity may be unpredictable by nature, but there are ways you can prepare for it and even help to “create” your own serendipitous moments. Column by Paula Whyman, author of YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER (May 2016, Triquarterly). PaulaShow More Summary

13 Literary Agents Seeking Literary Fiction NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for literary fiction. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Marya Spence of Janklow & Nesbit

Marya represents a diverse range in fiction and nonfiction, including, but not limited to, literary novels and collections, upmarket commercial fiction, cultural criticism and voice-driven essays, narrative journalism with a humorous or critical edge, and pop culture. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Marya Spence of Janklow & Nesbit appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

On Writing: Turning to the Experts

GIVEAWAY Anise is excited to give away a free ebook copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. In truth, I’m much more comfortable taking advice than giving it. The post On Writing: Turning to the Experts appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Jackie Copleton

Debut author Jackie Copleton, A DICTIONARY OF MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING (Dec 2015, Penguin) shares how she obtained her agent and published her novel. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Jackie Copleton appeared first on WritersDigest....

3 Things I Stopped Doing That Got Me Writing Again

Every writer has a “go to” set of techniques, strategies, and schemes they use to motivate themselves to get their stories written; all the things they do every day to write their way to “THE END.” However, after 20 years of barely completing...Show More Summary

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