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Friday, August 14, 2009

Publishing Pulse 8/14/09

Literary News

It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Firebrand Literary. They officially announced on their website that they are closing their doors.

Texas district court judge Leonard Davis filed an injunction preventing Microsoft from selling Word. Click here for the full story.

New and Updated Agents

After fifteen years of professional experience in children's literature, Marietta Zacker has joined forces with the Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. She is looking for picture books, rhyming books, board books, easy readers, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, non-fiction for children, graphic novels, historical fiction, fantasy and edgy.

Drew Perez has begun agenting after an internship at Andrea Hurst & Associates Literary Management. He has a special love for military fiction, "in the gutter, not the stars" science fiction, and Latino fiction. He's accepting submissions in the following genres: Non-fiction: health and fitness, business, pop culture, humor, and relationships. Fiction: historical, military, thriller, mystery, some science fiction, some fantasy humor, literary, pop culture, and young adult.

Super Cool Info

The Guide to Literary Agents Editor's Blog reveals how royalties and advances work. GLA also has a fantastic new series called "Successful Queries."

Want to know which genres agents are asking for? Check out the poll on the Pimp My Novel blog.

Brand new Upstart Crow Literary Agency offers great advice for writers on their website. (Click on their Writer's Toolbox!)
And be sure to check out Agent Rachelle Gardner's Two Things That Don't Help a Query.

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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...

Oh my gosh, it's Friday already!

Thanks for the updates, Suzette. I saw Marietta present last weekend at the SCBWI conference in LA. She's funny.

Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

I love the New & Updated Agents section as well as your wonderful links that pertain to literary news. I think it's great! Have a fabulous weekend. :)

cleemckenzie said...

Lots of news here. I'm sorry about Firebrand but hope Upstart Crow does well.

Loved hearing Marietta at the SCBWI conference. She's so engaging. It would be fun working with her in any capacity.