I realised today that I haven’t update my open submissions page since October 2014! That is crazy, and I apologise for not updating in on a more regular basis. Because it has been so long since I updated I thought I share with you some open submissions I know about as my tip for this … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Open Submissions.
Last Wednesday I was talking to you about critique partners and beta readers, what to expect from them and where to find them. I mentioned that sometimes writers will hold critique partner match-ups. Well, a few days ago, YA author Susan Dennard announced she is reviving the CP match-up forum. So if you are looking … More Writing Tip Wednesday: The Great CP Match-up!
I subscribe to the Nelson Literary Agency newsletter. In the recent newletter I received, Kristin Nelson shared the top culprits for why an agent stops reading a submission. Kristin says if you say yes to any of the following questions it’s time for a revision! 1) Does your opening chapter begin with action, but then … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Top Reasons Agents Stop Reading Submissions.
Welcome to this weeks Writing Tip Wednesday. Today I am talking about getting to know the agents you want to query by following them on social media. I am hoping to start querying mid year at the latest so I have already begun compiling a list of agents I want to query. And thanks to … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Follow Agents On Social Media.
Hi everyone, Welcome to this fortnight’s Writing Tip Wednesday. Today I have a great link to The Write Life website, to a post written by Chuck Sambuchino titled ‘The Worst Ways To Begin Your Novel: Advice From Literary Agents’. I’m having a bit of a hard time figuring out the best start to the YA … More Writing Tip Wednesday: How to not start your novel
Calling all writers with a polished manuscript that’s ready to go. Brenda Drake is hosting Pitch Wars once again this year, and it’s on right now. You have the chance to get your manuscript read by an author, editor or intern who will help you polish it for agents who will read your submission in … More Have a polished manuscript? Pitch Wars is on now.
*I apologize that this post is a day late, when I went to write it last night I came down with a terrible migraine. If you’re a writer of YA then you might want to read this article from the Publishers Weekly website. Sue Corbett interviews some agents to find out what their perspectives are … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Agents on YA trends.
So I told you that I entered my manuscript to the Ampersand Project – an initiative by Hardie Grant Egmont Australia where they except submissions from unpublished YA authors during spring/summer. I just found out that my manuscript was rejected, which sucks. I was really hoping they would want it, though I kind of knew … More A Writerly Update.
This week I read a great post by YA author Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver Trilogy) titled ‘Publishing Does Not Want To Eat Your Heart Out.’ It is a great post for all aspiring authors. She was asked a question from a fan about how to get an agent to say ‘Your book is interesting and yes’ … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Maggie Stiefvater talks publishing.