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Friday, March 21, 2014

Publishing Pulse for March 21, 2014

New At QueryTracker:

Happy Spring to all from QueryTracker! Here's a little spring-like poetry to get you in the mood:
Spring has sprung,
The grass is riz.
I wonder where
The flowers is.
Kind of awesome to consider that poem's going to be hanging around a lot longer than any of us will.

Come for the poetry, say for the publishing industry news! This week we've updated six agent profiles in our database. Please make sure you double-check every agent's website or Publisher's Marketplace page before sending your query.

If you're a QueryTracker premium member, then you can be notified whenever an agent or publisher profile is added or updated. If you're not a premium member, you can just check for yourself.

And congratulations to our newest QT success story, Jamie Gilman Kress!

Publishing News:

Did you ever wonder how much you'd earn as a senior editor at a big 5 publisher?

And you thought it's taking you a long time to get published? JRR Tolkien's translation of Beowulf will be published after 90 years.

What happens if your book series spawns a TV series, and the TV series is in danger of catching up to the written series? George RR Martin discusses.

Around the Blogosphere:

The Women’s Fiction Writers Association Rising Star Contest for unpublished WF manuscripts will be opening to entries on May 1 at https://womensfictionwriters.org/contests/rising-star-contest/

Janet Reid tackles the question of how long a time is too long.

Five charts that show how publishing is changing.

And in case you were feeling too good about yourself, there are neurological similarities beween successful writers and the mentally ill

Literary Quote of the Week:

"When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer." Isaac Bashevis Singer

Thanks for stopping by, and keep sending those queries!

Jane Lebak is the author of The Wrong Enemy. She has four kids, three cats, two books in print, and one husband. She lives in the Swamp and spends her time either writing books or shoveling snow. At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four kids. If you want to make her rich and famous, please contact the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. 


Anonymous said...

LOVE the Singer quote!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Singer quote!!

Rosie said...

Hey Lebak, you want to stop making your Pulse posts so engaging? You're making the rest of us look bad. . .