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Friday, August 6, 2010

Publishing Pulse: 8/6/2010

New Agents on QT!

  • Weronika Janczuk of the D4EO Literary Agency is looking for all kinds of fiction and nonfiction.  Be sure to check out her profile and click the genre tab to find out more.
  • Saritza Hernandez of the L. Perkins Agency appears to be focused on e-publishing of romance and erotica
  • Louise Fury of the L. Perkins Agency is looking for MG, YA, romance, and memoir
  • Foladé Bell of the Serendipity Literary Agency is looking for Commercial Fiction, Gay and Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Thrillers/Suspense, Women's Fiction, and Young Adult
  • Jason Pinter of Waxman Literary Agency is looking for Commercial Fiction, Fantasy, Humor/Satire, Literary, MG, YA, Mystery, and Thrillers/Suspense

Cool Stuff From Around the Interwebs

Do you use StumbleUpon?  It's this cool plugin that let's you "stumble" onto supercool sites around the web tailored to your interests.  Feel free to take a look at my StumbleUpon favorites. My stumbles are mostly writing, website coding, and art.  Here are a few of my top writing ones:
 And a couple just-for-fun stumbles:

The Bookshelf Muse has two (1, 2) posts stuffed with Brain Candy for Writers -- odd tidbits and lists of information that will intrigue the writer in you!  Find things like an ISBN lookup, a glossary of space weather terms, info on life in Ancient Egypt, and an encyclopedia of the Renaissance

While you're there, be sure to check out the Emotion Thesaurus (down the right-hand side of the blog...you may need to scroll down a bit to see it).  Each emotional state listed is jam-packed with bulleted behaviors so you can show rather than tell.

Love that one?  Try out the Setting Description Thesaurus; Color, Textures, and Shapes Thesaurus; and the Symbolism Thesaurus (be still my beating heart!) while you're at it!  Again, scroll down and you'll see the thesauri on the right-hand side.

Over on There Are No Rules, Jane Friedman explains Anthologize, a brand spankin' new free, open source tool that will help you make your WordPress blog or website into a book.

And on the Guide to Literary Agents, writer and MD Lisa Rankin describes how social media has poised her upcoming book to become a success.

Keep cool and have a fantastic weekend!


Unknown said...

Great links--the post on social media was really interesting. Happy Friday!

Matthew MacNish said...

OMG the Bookshelf Muse Rules! Angela is brilliant.

Stina said...

Thanks for the great links. And Angela is filled with awesome--and so is her blog.

Jocelyn Rish said...

Lissa’s social media post is such an inspiration. I feel like a complete moron with all that stuff. One of my short stories won a grant to be turned into a short film, and we’ve now reach the stage where it’s time to start building buzz about the movie, but I’ve never been comfortable or skilled at this type of thing. So it’s great to see another self-proclaimed clueless person have such success when she jumped into the social media pool. And her book sounds funny and informative – can’t wait to read it!

If you’re interested, here’s what I’ve been working on: http://www.sayinggoodbyemovie.com/content/surprise-its-our-trailer

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks so much for the link to the Bookshelf Muse. It looks like a super helpful sight.