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Stephanie is seeking: Literary fiction, historical/book club fiction featuring stories that haven’t been told, upmarket women’s fiction, and smart psychological thrillers/suspense. In nonfiction, Stephanie looks for pop culture, narrative...Show More Summary
"Queries are business letters. Agenting is business. Publishing is business. I try to be nice and friendly and funny and all, but the bottom line is that I expect those with whom I work to be professional and take what they’re doing seriously." —Linda Epstein (Jennifer De Chiara Literary)
She is seeking: "I am currently looking for all genres (lyrical picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, new adult, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, fantasy, narrative nonfiction, adult fiction), but find I’m drawn to middle grade and young adult. Show More Summary
The idea that everyone has the potential to write his or her own favorite book is an appealing one, and it’s natural that writers will want to write the kind of books they like to read. But it’s not always as simple as that. What ifShow More Summary
This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Samuél L. Barrantes, author of SLIM AND THE BEAST) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction...Show More Summary
Heather is seeking: authors who write children's, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as select new adult fiction, and pop-culture or humorous nonfiction. More specific info about her likes and dislikes after the jump.
As many writers know, agents and editors won't give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven't got them hooked by then, it's a safe bet you won't be asked for more material. Make sure you've got the kind of...Show More Summary
She is seeking: Sarah is looking for psychological thrillers (those that mess with your head rather than high speed cross-country chases), horror, mystery, suspense, literary fiction, young adult, and middle grade fiction. More information after the jump.
GIVEAWAY: Robin is excited to give away a free copy of her newest novel, THE GROWN UPS, to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks; winners must live in Canada/US to receive the book by mail. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before. (Please note that comments may take a little while to appear; this is normal).
He is seeking: science fiction and fantasy (exceptional world building is a must), and nonfiction (the inspiring, intriguing, mysterious, and scientific). More information about Lane and submission instructions are available after the break.
This series is called “Successful Queries” and I’m posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. The 71st installment in this series is with agent Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary) for Makiia Lucier's historical young adult debut, A DEATH-STRUCK YEAR (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 2014).
I'm putting a call out for possible interview article ideas for the 2016 CHILDREN'S WRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET. There are 4 types of articles in the book each year. (We usually tend to work with writers who are very familiar with the book and use its editions. Those types of writers are the best at pitching interesting material that directly appeals to its audience.)
For this live webinar on Thurs, Dec. 18, "Slush Pile Showdown: How to Make Your Submission Stand Out," literary agents Barbara Poelle and Holly Root are pulling back the curtain and showing you exactly what goes on when an agent reads your query.
In this live webinar, "Do Your E-Book Right (and Start Making Money)," you'll learn about the most popular services and retailers available to distribute your e-book-including outlets such as Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, and Smashwords. This webinar is taught by eMedia guru (and former WD Publisher) Jane Friedman.
When we decided to write Branded, it was for fun, like a hobby for us. We had never planned on publishing it until we sent it to an editor and she told us that it was a really good story, and we should definitely publish it. So, we went the self-publishing route. We went in with the mentality that whatever happens, happens. But then we heard from readers… They loved […]
There are two great February 2015 writing conferences coming up that I have been asked to speak at: the Kentucky Writing Workshop on Feb. 6 in Louisville, KY, and the Tennessee Writers Conference on Feb. 7 in Nashville, TN. There are literary agents at both events taking pitches, and both are one-day events.
BY MIKE MEGINNIS This is a recurring column called “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their careers can talk about writing advice and instruction — by sharing seven things they’ve learned along their writing journeys that they wish they knew at the beginning. Show More Summary
As many writers know, agents and editors won't give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven't got them hooked by then, it's a safe bet you won't be asked for more material. Make sure you've got the kind of opening they're looking for! In this invaluable weekend event (starting Nov. Show More Summary
Kimberly is interested in both commercial and literary fiction, with an emphasis in women’s fiction, contemporary romance, mysteries/thrillers, new adult and young adult, as well as certain areas of nonfiction, including business, diet and fitness.
About Rebecca: Unable to narrow her focus to just one subject, Rebecca Scherer earned her BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in Political Science, English Lit, and German language. After several years at the agency, Rebecca now has daily opportunities to put her wide range of interests to use as she actively builds her client list. Show More Summary