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Friday, September 18, 2009

Publishing Pulse 9/18/09

I have some great news for all writers who are in need of a killer query. Our own Elana Johnson, who is known in our circle as a query goddess, has penned an ebook that will help you write your best query. This came after many, many people contacted her asking for help with their queries. (Ahem - including yours truly!)

For more information about Elana's book, click this link: From the Query to the Call. Also, check out the Query Ninja for a fun look at a real query that has been karate-chopped to smithereens and then reassembled into something stellar.

In publishing news, agent Ted Malawer, formerly of Firebrand Literary Agency, has joined Upstart Crow Literary. Mr. Malawer specializes in Children's Fiction, and is particularly looking for Middle Grade and Young Adult. Check out this interview on the Guide to Literary Agents blog.

Win a pitch session with Deirdre Knight of The Knight Agency. There are some conditions, so read here for all the info.

Leisure Books has put out a call for "Fresh Blood." If you have a finished horror novel of 80-90 thousand words, this contest may be your lucky break. The winner will receive a contract for publication in Leisure's 2011 line-up. Contest deadline is September 30th, so be sure to enter soon!

Lady Glamis, a staunch supporter of the QueryTracker blog from its inception, has announced a contest over at the Literary Lab. Be sure to keep an eye on their site - lots of fun prizes await you!

Happy Friday, everyone. I wish you a restful weekend with plenty of time for writing.


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.


Unknown said...

I love publishing pulse. Thank you so much for doing this. It's so helpful to have everything in one place. :)

Michelle McLean said...

Congrats Elana!

Amanda Bonilla said...

A word to the wise... buy Elana's ebook. She's helped me with two queries and let me tell you, the difference in responses after her help was AMAZING!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thank you, Emily! :)

I'll echo Michelle's congrats to Elana.

And Mandy, I've had the same generous help. Elana is a wizard. Her book is the key that unlocks the door - many doors, actually!

Elana Johnson said...

Thanks Mandy! You are so kind. :)

Tess said...

I've read some of Elana's query ninja examples. Amazing stuff. She is so talented.

Thanks for the great Friday post, hope you are having a great weekend :)

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Thanks for the shout out! You guys are so awesome. :)