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Getting Out of the Blocks

Read 80+ subs this week. Maybe two had no "apostrophe s" mistakes. Depressing no of people writing "picture book's" and "story's for YA"…—
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Literary Agents

Margaret Hart, my wonderful literary agent at HSW Literary agency is retiring. I wish to thank her, her employees, especially Natalie St. Pierre, and the agency for signing me on, for working with me and for helping me get where I am today. 117 more words

Agent Query Critiques; Get Your Kyratique

Kyra Nelson has read a sizeable amount of agent query letters from hopeful authors over her one-and-a-half years of interning for a literary agency (where she still works). 160 more words


Turning the novella into a novel

Positive feedback about my manuscript provided me with a huge lift. Rather than me writing for myself, my story safely locked away on my computer, I had an audience, someone to write for. 685 more words

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Laura Fraser Talks about Shebooks

Today we are going to interview Laura Fraser, co-founder and editorial director of Shebooks, a new publishing company devoted to promoting works by women authors and journalists. 1,325 more words

Ask The Agent

FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Rebecca Strauss of DeFiore and Company

If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling and tight.  584 more words


How not to approach a Literary Agent

  1. Send off your sample chapters before you’ve finished writing the rest of the book. Tick
  2. Send off your first draft, making sure that no one else has ever read it.
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