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Friday, July 10, 2009

Publishing Pulse 7/10/09

Though summertime is traditionally the slow season for agents and editors, the internet has been hopping with breakthrough material for writers. This is the perfect time to polish up your query, build your platform, and get ready to fly.

Check out Susan Harrow's Find a Literary Agent: Get a 6 figure book advance.

For a stunning list of ways to make your book better, read published author Alexandra Sokoloff''s Top Ten Things I Know About Editing.

Agent by day, writer by night, Lucienne Driver offers much needed advice in Permission to Pause.

A guest on Nathan Bransford's blog gives a nice business-side view in Book Sales Demystified.

The lovely Moonrat sheds light on Why British Novels Have Different Titles in the US and vice versa.

Contests Review Fuse has announced a flash fiction contest with a prize of $1oo. Entries will be accepted through July 31st.

Dream Quest's poetry and short story contest offers cash prizes and publication of your piece on their website if you win. July 31st deadline.

Nano Fiction's contest is for flash fiction or poetry of 300 words or less. The Nano prize is $500, deadline is August 1st.

Submissions Samhain Publishing is seeking submissions for their Spring 2010 demons and angels themed anthology. Check out Nice Mommy~Evil Editor for details.

Congratulations are in order! Our own H. L. Dyer has signed with Katherine Boyle of the Veritas Literary Agency for her women's fiction book, The Edge of Memory. Way to go, Heather!

And for dessert: Jessica Faust has a delightful post comparing novels to ice cream flavors. The perfect summertime treat. *wink*

Suzette Saxton's idea of a perfect day includes a picnic lunch, laughing children, and her laptop. When she's not writing books for kids, Suzette can be found gardening, doing finish carpentry in her home, or walking in the canyon in which she lives.


Stina said...

Congrats, Heather!

Great post as usual, Suzette.

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for all the links, Suzette! I'll definitely check them out. :) And congrats to Heather, as well!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks so much, Stina and Jenna. Have a great weekend!

Lynnette Labelle said...

I couldn't get on to Susan Harrow's site. Is the link working or is it just me?

Lynnette Labelle

Suzette Saxton said...

Lynette, Thank you for pointing that out. The link should work now. ;)

Tess said...

love the friday pulse...thanks :D

And, congrats to HL Dyer!!