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Friday, March 27, 2009

Publishing Pulse 3/27/09

Blog Author News

Our very own Carolyn (aka Archetype) has sold her first book! 
Carolyn Kaufman's NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS AND PSYCHOPATHIC KILLERS: The Writer's Guide to Psychology has been sold to Quill Driver Books.  Carolyn's agent, Kate Epstein of Epstein Literary Agency, handled the deal.  Congrats, Carolyn!  

Agent News

Former editor and co-founder of Impetus Press, Willy Blackmore, has joined Bliss Literary Agency.  Check out the Bliss website for represented genres and submission details.  

Firebrand Literary has added two new agents.  Danielle Chiotti, a former senior editor at Kensington and Stacia Decker, former editor at Harcourt, have joined the agency which is expanding its list into the adult fiction and nonfiction book markets.  For more details, check the Firebrand website.  


The Knight Agency has announced its "Book in a Nutshell" contest.  Writers are invited to submit three compelling sentences about their unpublished manuscripts.  The twenty best submissions will receive requests and be reviewed by agents.  

Blog Posts of Interest

Two of our favorite blogs featured articles on blog comments recently.  I recommend reading both Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing's, "How to Write a Great Blog Comment" and Miss Snark's First Victim's, "Critique Etiquette 101: Sit on Your Hands."

Barbara Poelle's post about character traits on the blog, Hey, There's a Dead Guy in the Living Room, is a fantastic read if you write fiction.  

If you have any news you'd like to share from this week, please feel free to post it in the comments.  

Have a great weekend!


Mary Lindsey writes paranormal fiction for children and adults. Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, she received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama.

Mary can also be found on her website.


Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats Carolyn! Love the title.

Definitely have to check out those recommended blogs this weekend. Thanks, Mary, for posting them.

Have a great weekend! Can't wait to read next week's awesome advice.

Janet C. said...

Congratulations, Carolyn! I love hearing news like that.

I've read MSFV's blog on accepting crit comments (thought it was great) and B. Poelle's characterization article (advised all my cohorts in my writing group to go and have a read). I haven't read Grammar Girl's blog, so once I post this I'll link over there.

Thanks for the agent/contest news - I look forward to Friday's round-up :)


Annie said...

Yay, Carolyn, congrats! I can't wait to buy your book!

Thanks also, Mary, for the blog links. I'm especially eager to check out the article on character traits.

Lady Glamis said...

Congrats to Carolyn! Thanks for these great links. :)

Archetype said...

Thank you, everyone!! #^_^#