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Publishing Pulse for March 29, 2013


New At QueryTracker:


This week we've added one agent profile and updated six (two of whom appear to be no longer agenting). Are you querying one of them? Always make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before sending your query.

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Today is Good Friday for many Christian denominations. If you're celebrating the Easter holidays, have a peaceful and holy weekend.

Publishing News:

"Oddest Title Of The Year Award" goes to Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop. (I'm kind of disappointed they didn't go with How Tea Cosies Changed The World. I could totally knit a tea cosy. It would match my iPod cosy.)

Malala Yousafzai, a teenager shot in the face for standing up to the Taliban, will publish her memoir with Little, Brown.

Around the Blogosphere:

Author David Farland administers a kick in the pants: how to be prolific.

Does your story open with a shock, or with a seduction?

One cause of unsatisfying writing: ping-pong dialogue.

Via Kristin Nelson: seven queries, seven rejections.

Literary Quote of the Week:

"In writing, plot is Soylent Green -- it's made of people. Meaning, plot is the sequence of events created largely by the characters." -Chuck Wendig


Thanks for stopping by, and keep sending those queries!

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Jane Lebak is the author of The Wrong Enemy. She has four kids, three cats, two books in print, and one husband. She lives in the Swamp and spends her time either writing books or knitting socks. At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four kids. If you want to make her rich and famous, please contact the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. 
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