I think it was a slow blogging week all around. Not as many links to share this week but here's what I've got for you:
Agent Janet Reid passes on this bit of advice from Ira Glass for new writers. Agent Mary Kole wrote about Time Period Settings and the appropriate use of. Highly recommended post. Author C.C. Hunter shares 5 Pieces of Well-Meaning Writing Advice That I'm Glad I Didn't Take. 'Nuff said.
For those on the prowl for agents or who are compiling their agent research:
Literary Rambles spotlights agent Jennifer Jackson from the Donald Maass Literary Agency. She represents and is looking for: Commercial Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Crime, Thrillers / Suspense, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Multicultural, and Young Adult.
Guide to Literary Agents has posted a spotlight on new agent, Kathleen Rushall of Waterside Productions. She's looking for: YA and MG fiction across the board (historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, humor, fantasy, romance, thriller, and horror), picture books, and adult nonfiction (business, parenting, how-to, women's interest, humor, health, crafts).
GLA also has an interview with agent Sandy Lu of the L. Perkins Agency. She represents and is looking for: In fiction, she is looking for dark literary and commercial fiction, mystery, thriller, psychological horror, paranormal/urban fantasy, historical fiction, and YA. In particular, she is looking for historical thrillers or mysteries set in Victorian times, and she has recently fallen in love with steampunk. Her nonfiction areas of interest include narrative nonfiction, history, biography, memoir, science, psychology, pop culture, and food writing. She also has a particular interest in Asian or Asian-American writing, both original and in translation, in both fiction and nonfiction. She does not represent: romance, high fantasy, children’s picture books, how-to/self-help, parenting, religion/spirituality, and sports.
And agent Weronika Janczuk of D4E0 Literary has put out a call for manuscripts! You can find out what she's looking for here.
On a more personal note, my friend Cherie from Ready. Write. Go.was passing around blogging awards and gave Yesternight's Voyage a mention. Thank you, Cherie!