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Friday, May 6, 2011

Publishing Pulse 5/6/11

QueryTracker Success Stories:

Congratulations to Don Zolidis and Miriam Forester, whose success stories went up this week on the QueryTracker main site.

Good Stuff From Around the 'Net:

Agent/Author Mandy Hubbard addressed author advances and income on her blog in a post called, That Thing You Want to Know...

Writer's Digest published a good article called 6 Steps to Jump Start Your Story.

Over on PsyBlog, there's an article on how psychological research reveals how rational versus intuitive thinking can inspire new ideas.

I liked this post on the Fiction Groupie Blog called Career Insurance: 5 Ways to Sell Your Book Before It's Written 

Don't Forget Our Contest for Young Adult Novels Begins May 9:

Agent Roseanne Wells from the Marianne Strong Literary Agency will be judging out next contest, which opens at 9am EST on Monday, May 9th and will run for 24 hours, until 9am on Tuesday, May 10th.

This contest is for YA fiction only, so no MG or Adult projects in this contest, please.

Ms. Wells wants to see the first page (plus or minus 1/2 sentence--don't just cut it off mid sentence) of COMPLETED Young Adult novels.

At 9am Eastern Time on May 9th, we will make a submission form for the contest available on the QueryTracker.net website. (A free QueryTracker.net membership will be necessary to use the form.) A link will be posted on this site at the start of the contest. There is no advantage to being one of the first to enter as we will accept all entries submitted within the 24-hour window. Only entries received through the online form will be accepted. Entries emailed directly to the agent or agency will be disqualified.

The original contest post is here. Please check the blog the day of the contest as email subscriber notifications are sometimes delayed because of Google Blogger issues we cannot control.

Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend.



Jen Daiker said...

Great information Mary!!! Thank you for all the links!

It was great meeting you at the Lauren Oliver signing last night!!!

Mary Lindsey said...

Hi, Jen! I love meeting my online friends face-to-face! Great to see you too.

G said...

Hmmm...is it me, or is there an overabundance of YA & MG getting ready to clutter up the market in about a year or so?

Seems like everyone who can write reasonably well guns for the over saturated YA market with their stories, instead of gunning for the markets that aren't over saturated.

In all honesty, I would be more impressed if an writer of adult fiction landed an agent, as opposed to another YA writer landing yet another agent who specializes in YA.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks for the links, Mary.

Looking forward to the contest, even though G and I can't enter. Me for obvious reasons.