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Friday, September 17, 2010

Publishing Pulse 9/17/10


New Agents Added to the QueryTracker Database

Several new agents and publishers have been added to or updated on the QT Database recently. Check out the box labeled "New and Updated Listings" on the front page of the main QueryTracker.Net site and view their profiles for website links and genres they represent.

Tips, News & Other Interesting Info from Around the 'Net

Literary agent Nathan Bransford had a fantastic article for both published and unpublished authors about When Dreams Become Expectations. I see examples of this all the time and completely agree with this hard bit of advice. There's nothing wrong with dreaming, but reality checks are equally important in this business in order to be happy, regardless of success level.

UK literary agent Andrew Lownie made me laugh with this fun post on how not to open a submission called, Addressing Me.

The Chronicle of Higher Education posted an article recently that I think translates to fiction as well as academic writing called 10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly.

For those out there pushing or getting ready to push a product, I recommend taking a good look at Unslimy Marketing over at The Three Micahs.

QueryTracker Newsletter Subscription

QT started a new monthly email newsletter and the first issue came out August 1st. The newsletter contains agent information, articles of interest to authors seeking representation, and highlights ways to use QT in your agent search. If you haven't subscribed already, it's free at http://QueryTracker.net/index.php.


Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend.

Mary

4 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks for the links, Mary. I love the QT newsletter.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Krista V. said...

That Nathan Bransford post was fantastic. I saw it yesterday and was quite surprised bu how many people misinterpreted what he said.

Kristi Helvig said...

The QT Newsletter is awesome! Thanks for the links and happy Friday. :)

Mary Lindsey said...

Hi, Krista. I agree about the comments in NB's post. I think folks are so used to the sunny side of life Nathan presents, they weren't seeing that message in his "Sith" post. It's there, though. It's the preservation of optimism he's advocating. ;)

Thanks for the comments guys.