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Friday, April 15, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 4/15/2011

Agent Advice
Jessica Fausst talked about social networking and your picture. I’m interested to hear your views on what she said.
Rachelle Gardner shared the five reasons to pursue traditional publishing.
In his post, Failing Your Way to Success, Michael Larsen listed six reasons for writers to make mistakes.

Best Agent Blogs to Follow
Writer’s Digest announced the best agent blogs of 2011.

Online Resources
You don’t have to write romance to appreciate the articles on the Romance University website. If you’re writing fiction, then you’ll want to check it out.
Another resource to check out is the Pitch University. There are all kinds of lessons for writing your pitch. Perfecting timing for conference season.

Conference News
For writers and illustrators of kidlit, registration for the national SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) conference in Los Angeles (August 5th – 8th) begins today at noon EST.  Because of the high demand for some of the workshops (which you have to register separately for at an additional fee), you’ll want to register ASAP. Spots fill up quickly (often within the first day of registration).
There have been some huge changes to the format this year. The main conference (keynote speakers, breakout sessions, manuscript and illustration critiques) takes place August 5th-7th , and the intensive writer and illustrator workshops will take place on August 8th.

If you have any other conference news (since I can’t keep track of all the different writer organizations), but let everyone know in the comments. Your fellow writers will greatly appreciate it.

Attending Writer Conferences: What You Should Know
Agent Kristin Nelson has a suggestion on what not to bring to a pitch session.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Stina Lindenblatt writes romantic suspense and young adults novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her blog, Seeing Creative 


Author Joshua Hoyt said...

Good information I actually joined an agent blog from the list. Thanks

Diane_Holmes said...

Thanks for mentioning Pitch University! We invite all book writers (fiction and non-fiction) to come learn to pitch your book to editors, agents, and even readers. There's no charge. Yup. 100% free.

I'm the founder, and if you have any questions or requests, just email me at pitchuniversity @ gmail . com .