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Friday, September 24, 2010

Publishing Pulse 9/24/10

Querying? Be sure to check out the list for new and updated agents on Querytracker.net
You can find the list here.

Dealing with Rejections?
As anyone working towards becoming published professionally knows, rejection is one of the steps to getting there. Rachelle Gardner explains why most agents don't explain the reason for the rejection. Jessica Faust explains the importance of considering your word count. what she's thinking when she evaluates her full requests.

Every Wondered What Makes a Book Young Adult (YA) or Middle Grade (MG)?
Hannah Moskowitz details the thematic differences between YA and MG books. Mary Kole gives some insight into voice and character in MG boy books. And Roni Loren shares some secrets in developing an authentic male YA voice.

#SPEAKLoudly Against Censorship
In the last week or so, many bloggers have worked to bring attention to another case of censorship. This time the book being questioned is SPEAK by Laurie Anderson. You can find details of what's happening here. Beth Revis posted some excellent reasons why censorship is harmful. And Lisa and Laura are donating one copy of SPEAK for every 25 comments on this blog post.

And finally: Need a Laugh?
Why dating a writer really isn't such a great idea. And Kiersten White brings attention to the Professional Waiting Society, complete with a guide on how to O.B.S.E.S.S.


Roni Loren said...

Thanks so much for the linkage! But I want to give props to Julie Cross who provided that guest post on the male YA voice! :)

Cynthia Watson said...

Thanks, Danyelle!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great links as usual! :D