Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Link Special #14, Plus!

Happy Irish/St. Patrick’s/Lucky Day!! Wishing you all the best of luck with your writing, submissions, and sales. Here’s another roundup of links which will hopefully be lucky for you too.

GLA has new agent alerts:
Paula Munier now at Talcott Notch Literary is seeking “mystery/thriller, SF/fantasy, romance, YA, memoir, humor, pop culture, health & wellness, cooking, self-help, pop psych, New Age, inspirational, technology, science, and writing.”

Paul Lucas now at Janklow & Nesbit Associates is seeking “a wide variety of commercial and literary fiction, as well as specific nonfiction. In fiction, he enjoys both character and plot driven novels but it’s important to him for the storytelling to be clear and accessible. In genre fiction, he is looking for thrillers, spy, science fiction and fantasy genre writing, as well as literary novels. He appreciates a literary bent, subverting genre and darker, conflicted characters. Finally, he loves historical fiction and war novels. For nonfiction, he is interested in representing popular science books, new ways of exploring the major sports and narrative histories. (He does not represent romance, westerns, women’s fiction, memoir, self-help, children’s or picture books.)”

Kat Salazar now at Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents is seeking “young adult, middle grade, and children’s picture books. For adult audiences, she is interested in literary fiction and urban fantasy.”

Agent Mary Kole has some great examples and points when it's time to Omit Needless Words.

If you haven't discovered Agent Kristin Nelson's Friday Vlog Series, here are the links to play catch-up:
Episode #1: How To Become a Literary Agent
Episode #2: The Difference Between Young Adult and Middle Grade
Episode #3: Why Page Length for YA or MG Is The Wrong Question
Episode #4: Talking Middle Grade
Episode #5: Are there Off-Limit Topics for YA & MG Novels?
Episode #6: Pitch Versus Synopsis

The Intern hits the social media nail on the head with her post: a follow's not a book sale (though it's very nice): thoughts on social media. Well put and a good reason to chill out a bit.

And...since I was tagged by Riley Redgate over at In The Jungle, here are my answers to the Lucky 7 Memery:

Here is a fast writer's Meme. Rules:

1. Go to page 77 of your current ms.

2. Go to line 7.

3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they're written. No cheating.

4. Tag 7 other victims, er, authors. 
Um, yes, this is still rough, but here you go:
An irritating white dot flashed up from a secondary projection to his right. He absently pulled toward it while marking another map on the first.
            He tapped the white light and the vocal translation spilled into the room. “I’ve found Terra Helsett. Location: Ordest, Helan Valley…” The rest of the message blurred into a garbled mess.
            Cej's face drained of color. Impossible.
And I'm tagging:
1. Michelle4Laughs
2. Angie Sandro
3. Terri Bruce
4. E.F. Jace
5. E.M. LaBonte
6. Stephanie Diaz
7. Peter Burton

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