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Friday, March 12, 2010

Publishing Pulse 3/12/10


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!


Kim said...

LOVE the cool new tool! I love QT and my crit group laughs at how much I bring it up. Well, its the best, so how can I not!!! Thanks Patrick and everyone! And congrats to the successes!

Stina said...

Wow, that is a cool new tool. That will definitely make things easier. You rock Patrick and everyone else involved in that stroke of brilliance.

Unknown said...

I love the new Agent Interview tool! Also, congrats to the success stories -- they're so much fun to read. Happy Friday! :)

Alli Sinclair said...

Congrats to Debrah and Tracy on getting their agents. Man, I love QT! This new interview tool is brilliant - boy, it's going to cut down the hours I spend trawling the web for interviews. Thanks so much!

Portia said...

Congrats, Debrah and Tracy! Great news.

I agree, the new tool is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Congrats. LOVE hearing stories about writers getting agents!!

Happy Friday, everyone.

Hannah said...

Congratulations ladies!! Good news is always encouraging!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks for your comments! The new tool is awesome - and so is Patrick.

Brooklyn Ann said...

YAY Deb and Tracy! I love hearing success stories. And awesome links as usual. Publishing Pulse is the best!

Suzette Saxton said...

Glad you like it!