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Friday, May 14, 2010

Publishing Pulse

PhotobucketNew and Updated Agents
Taylor Martindale with Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency is looking for: Commercial Fiction, Contemporary, Fantasy, Multicultural, Women's Fiction, and Young Adult.

Charlie Viney with The Viney Agency is looking for: Children's, General Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Molly Jaffa with Folio Literary Management is looking for: Middle Grade and Young Adult.

Kimberly Perel with Wendy Sherman Associates is looking for: Literary Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense and Young Adult on the fiction side. On the non-fiction side, she's looking for: Biography & Memoirs, Business & Finance, Celebrity, Pop Culture, Music, Film & Entertainment, How To, Self-Help, Sports, and Women's Issues.

Roseanne Wells with Marianne Strong Literary Agency is looking for: Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, and Young Adult on the fiction front. In non-fiction, she's looking for: Food & Lifestyle, Humor & Gift Books, Narrative, Science & Technology, Travel, and True Adventure & True Crime.

Diane Oswald with Marianne Strong Literary Agency is looking for: Mystery, Romance, and Thrillers/Suspense on the fiction side. For non-fiction, try: Biography & Memoirs, Current Affairs & Politics, Humor & Gift Books, and Pets.

Success Stories!

Have you guys seen Do the Write Thing for Nashville? It's the most amazing thing I've ever witnessed. There's still a few days left -- so go bid on amazing items from around the publishing globe.

Cole Gibsen, a true-blue QT'er sold her YA book, KATANA, in a two-book deal to Flux! Congrats Cole!!

Bethany Pinnell, another die-hard QT'er, sold her YA book, THE HUNTED to Walker/Bloomsbury! Woot!

Around the Web

Wendy Lawton at Books & Such Literary talks about the no-response issue to queries in her #QueryFail Debunking the Myths post. Check it out before you revise everything!

Author/Literary agent Mandy Hubbard discusses trends and what authors should do about them. Part two is here.

Amy Finnegan interviews editor Joy Peskin (Viking Children's Books) in two parts. Excellent insight to what an editor does! Part One. Part Two.

Agent Donald Maass lays out how to choose your POV character. (And the rest of his blog is fan-freaking-tastic!)

Awesome blog post about using your jealousy to work harder, from The Gatekeeper.

Literary agent Rachelle Gardner gives the secrets of pitching, down to the minute.

Author Sara Zarr helps us deal with things we cannot change.

Literary agent Rosemary Wells gives a great writing tip: "Adding A Dragon Won't Help."

Other Greats

Should you create a Facebook Fan Page? Jane Friedman from Writer's Digest weighs in.

Publishing people who have pull in the Twitterverse. Interesting article about the role of twitter in publishing.

Kaitlyn Ward at YA Highway tells you how to deal with all the advice.

K.M. Weiland gives tips for how to write skinny sentences.


Asimov's Science Fiction now accepting submissions.

Dear Lucky Agent contest is open again. This time the genres is fantasy/science fiction for adults and young adults (no middle grade). Click here for all the details, as there are specific rules.

And for fun: Creepy Query Girl wants your query letter spoof! Check it out.

Have a fabu weekend!



Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks for the new info on Diana Oswald. I'm off to query now! You're the bomb Elana, have I told you that lately?

Stina said...

Thanks for all the updates and links, Elana. I'm unplugged this week (this comment is a figment of your imagination). To think I almost missed some really good stuff.

Kaitlin Ward said...

Great links! Glad you enjoyed my YA Highway post :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is awesome info, Elana - and LOTS of it!! You rock, girlfriend!

Have a great weekend! :-)

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks for all the great links. And another fun contest. Yay!