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Friday, April 24, 2009

Publishing Pulse: Week of 4/20/09

Blog News

Next week will be exciting for the QT Blog authors. On Monday, Suzy will be interviewing Anna Webman from The Curtis Brown Agency. Heather is hosting a query song contest on Tuesday. Michelle will be discussing genres on Wednesday and Carolyn will be hosting a guest blog post by Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, who judged our contest last week. Ms. Volpe will be discussing pitches.

Agent News

Rebecca Gradinger, is now with Fletcher & Company. She represents literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, self-help, memoir, humor, parenting, YA, and pop culture. Rebecca is particularly looking for health and medicine, memoir that takes you into unfamiliar worlds, women’s issues of all kinds, cultural studies, and fiction that is simply impossible to stop reading (and if it makes you weep, all the better!)

Rebecca joins a great team of agents at Fletcher & Company, including Swanna MacNair, who has recently been listed on the QueryTracker main site. Swanna has a special love for Southern literature and music. Her other interests include literary fiction, non-fiction, narrative journalism, investigative journalism, international fictions, thrillers, crime, paranormal, cultural studies, medical investigation, Young Adult, self-help, minority literature and smart romance.

Industry News

Early registration for the RWA Conference ends May 31. After early registration ends, the member price goes up from $425 to $475. So if you are planning to attend, get registered!


Writer's Digest is holding its Seventy-eighth Annual Writing Competition. You can compete in ten different categories. Deadline is May 15, 2009.

Blog Posts of Interest

Nathan Bransford's Week in Publishing

Jessica Faust tackles
Queries and why they may not be working.

Chloe Neill and Agent Lucienne Diver will be conducting an online chat in the TKA Chat Room on April 30, 2009 at 9pm EST. Visit the TKA Blog for more details.

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.


Danyelle L. said...

Thanks for all the great links!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Thanks for the links. I LOVE that you guys do this. It is so helpful!

Mary Lindsey / Marissa Clarke said...

Thanks Windsong and Lady Glamis. Working with this group has been a lot of fun. We have great folks following too. :)

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite features...thanks guys:) (And what a fun week you have in store!)

Weronika Janczuk said...

I'm looking forward to everything you have on the docket! :) Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

Angela Ackerman said...

Thanks for keeping up on everything for us!