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Friday, March 20, 2009

Publishing Pulse 3/20/09

Literary Agency News:

New Children's Agency: Rodeen Literary Management. Paul Rodeen recently left Sterling Lord Literistic to form his own agency that will focus on children's writing. Find out more here. Or visit the new Rodeen Literary Management website.

Jenny Bent has left Trident Media Group to form The Bent Agency. (Her 15 years in publishing included a stint at Cader Books.)

Literary Agent News:

Rebecca Gradinger has left Janklow & Nesbit Associates and launched Finchley Road Literary, a boutique agency specializing in literary fiction, up-market commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, humor and pop culture. (She has also worked as a scout at Mary Anne Thompson Associates and a lawyer practicing media and intellectual property law at Frankfurt Garbus Kurnit Klein & Selz).

Jackie Meyer has joined Whimsy Literary Agency LLC. She represents women's fiction, thrillers, and a long list of non-fiction topics. Check out her profile here.

Gretchen McNeil posted another agent interview on her blog. This time it was the fabulous Tina Wexler of ICM. Click here to read.

Colleen Lindsay is temporarily closed to submissions.

The Pulse of Publishing: Steady

The ever-diligent Colleen Lindsay had some great posts this week. This was taken from her blog. What a great mantra for publishing--and life! Click here to get your very own print by Mike Monteiro.

Contests, Etc.

Writer's Digest has announced their annual writing contest. Check it out. Entries are due May 15, 2009.

And just because I can, I'm going to give a shout out to myself (ElanaJ) and H.L. Dyer because we made the cut for the quarter finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award! Please read our excerpts and leave us a review. The contest has sort of moved into a stage Heather appropriately called "Author Idol" so we need your reviews (votes)!

Heather's excerpt.
Elana's excerpt.

Publishing people on twitter. Follow them for all the great publishing news! Special shout out to Alice Pope who tweeted the link.

And that's it! How's your pulse right now? Weak from rejection? Giddy from requests? Slow and steady wins the race? Let us know!

Elana Johnson writes fantasy and science fiction for young adults. When she's not doing that, she's blogging, facebooking, eating out, or wishing she could do any or all of those things.


Prairie Chicks Write Romance said...

Steady pulse - waiting for news on a partial out right now, preparing the next batch of queries. On that note, thanks for the Agency News featured here every Friday - I'm off to check out Jenny Bent's new agency.

Before I go - another huge congrats to both you, Elana, and Heather for your 1/4 finalists results. I'm voting, I'm voting.

Have a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the quarter finals. My excerpt also made it. Check it out and let me know what you think...

Between the Voice and the Echo

William Bain

Bethany Wiggins said...

Wow! I just visited Amazon... what fantastic reviews. As for my pulse??? Totally flatlining.

Elana Johnson said...

Cool William! I'll definitely download it. :)