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Interview with Agent Hannah Mann

Hannah Mann is a junior agent at Writers House. She is open to submissions and is seeking clients in children’s lit through YA. In picture books, Hannah is drawn to ‘artful, human, and/or humorous picture books that are driven by expressive characters.’ She prefers art ‘with something fresh going on (or that pays homage to a classic with its own modern layering).’ For more details on Hannah’s preferences, please visit her… 906 more words

Literary Agent Interviews

You Ask, I answer. Publishing Q & A

If you have a question on the publishing process–everything from what my inbox looks like, to querying, to writing a synopsis, to submissions, etc.–please ask in the comments section. 42 more words

NEW ARTICLE: Mastering Showing vs. Telling

The phrase “showing vs. telling” has been uttered thousand of times by writers and industry professionals alike. But what does it actually mean? And why, oh why does it so often lead to automatic rejections from literary agents? 134 more words

Meg LaTorre-Snyder

Post NaNoWriMo

As many of you who read last month’s earlier posts may know, I participated in NaNoWriMo this year.

NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization who derives their name from the words National Novel Writing Month. 1,063 more words


On Simplification and Signing With My Agent

Last fall, I started running. It wasn’t like I wanted to change my life forever. I just wanted to de-stress in a healthy way, and I was always curious about running. 638 more words

The Entrepreneur Route

Why was it that I chose to go down the author entrepreneur route?

I had a lot of good arguments at the time.

It was something about not being dependent on catching an agent on the right day in the right mood. 248 more words

Life Lessons