Congrats to Deborah Riley-Magnus, who recently signed with agent Robert Brown of Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency for a twice-dead vampire romance. You can read her success story here.
Tracy E. Banghart recently signed with agent Wendy Schmalz of The Wendy Schmalz Agency for her NANO novel. She shares her success story here. Way to go, Tracy!
Cool New Tool
Researching agents just got easier! Interviews are now just a quick-click away, included with agents' profiles:
Michael Bourret was the first of many agents who will be featured on GalleyCat. Check out the interview to see the one element he doesn't see enough of in YA and MG.
Have you queried the L. Perkins Agency? If so, be sure to read this info about how far they are through the slush pile, and why you may not be hearing back from them. I found it fascinating that they receive 30,000 queries per year.
On the Net
Check out this fun and interesting poll, Who's Your Audience? on kt literary's blog. The answer may surprise you!
Revising for an agent or an editor? There's a great article on the Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency's blog you need to read: Left at the Altar--of Publishing.
Elana and I have joined forces for a blog contest. My own agent Suzie Townsend is offering a prize of a 40 page submission+critique, and Elana has seven signed copies of cool YA books. So come to Elana's blog or mine to enter, contest ends Sunday night.
Have a fantabulous weekend!