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Friday, October 1, 2010

Publishing Pulse 10/1/10

Agent Judged Contest on The QueryTracker Blog!

Literary agent Joan Paquette will be the judge of our next contest on October 27th. You can read the details here.

Are You Looking for a Literary Agent?
We have the most comprehensive list of reputable literary agents on Querytracker.net!

Keep track of new and updated agents here.

Writers' Conference Advice

Ten Ways to Get the Most from a Writers' Conference by Patricia Stoltey, mystery author, blogger and critique group facilitator is a great read if you are planning to attend a conference this year.

Read A Controversial Book!

September 25−October 2, 2010 Is Banned Books Week – Learn More by reading The New York Times article that suggests 10 Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week.

Before You Query

Read Tracy Marchini’s (freelance writer and professional manuscript critiquer) list of words that hide from your spell-check.

Picture Books in the Slush Pile

Ever wonder about the correct way to query for a picture book? Agent Mary Kole blogged about Picture Book Queries this week.

Writing Young Adult?

Check out Literary Agent Nathan Bransford’s post: In Defense of Dead/Absent Parents in Children’s Literature

Violence In Teen Books
Author Cinda Williams Chima muses about violent content in teen books on author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog, Cynsations.

Cussing Tips

Kathleen Craft, Developmental Editor, has written an excellent post on The Blood-Red Pencil about the use of cussing in novels.

Literary Quote of the Week

"The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes." - Agatha Christie

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Have a great weekend!


Cynthia Watson is in the query process for her first novel, WIND, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance, while writing the second book in the saga, SAND. Cynthia lives in Barrie, Ontario, just north of Toronto, Canada, with her Cocker Spaniel, Symon, and five rescued cats.

You can find out more about Cynthia on her blog and Twitter.

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