Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fifth Tuesday Links

On Marketing and Social Networking:
GLA: What Selling Lemonade Can Teach Us About Writing
Babbles from Scott Eagan: Make Your Own Opportunities - Editors, Agents, and Readers Won't Just Come To You
Rachelle Gardner: 7 Keys to Planning Your Career Path
Miss Snark's First Victim: A Tweet By Any Other Name

Regarding Subjectivity & Agent Interviews:
MuseInks: Publishing's Perplexing Pickle Problem
Babbles from Scott Eagan: Along With the Manuscript, We Look At Potential
The Write Life: 13 Ways to Convince a Literary Agent to Represent You
Books & Such: Let Your Agent Be the Bad Guy
Rachelle Gardner: Why Didn't I Say "Yes" to Your Submission?
Literary Rambles (Agent) Spotlights: Lana Popovic of Zachary Shuster Hamsworth (YA, MG, thrillers, fantasy)
Michelle Witte of Mansion Street Literary Management (MG, YA)
It's in the Details: Questions with Tamar Rydzinski
Questions with Jennifer Laughran
Questions with Danielle Smith
Questions with Jordy Albert
Questions with Juliet Mushens
Chasing the Crazies First Five Frenzy: Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management
Melissa Jeglinski of The Knight Agency

GLA New Agent Alerts:
Sarah Nego of Corvisiero Literary: "I am only accepting middle grade and young adult fiction manuscripts. I'm open to any genre within those age groups, but I prefer speculative fiction ..."
Beth Campbell of BookEnds, LLC: She is seeking "... romance ... YA, fantasy, science fiction ..."
Fiona Kenshole of Transatlantic Agency: "I am looking for kidlit categories from picture books to YA ... I like stories that make me laugh, or real children in magical circumstances and I love animal stories; in YA, above all else I look for a captivating and distinctive voice ... I am not looking for ... faith-based stories, or vampires, paranormal or sword-and-sorcery fantasy."
Jessica Negron of Talcott Notch Literary: "I'm interested in all kinds of YA and Adult fiction, but lean toward science fiction and fantasy (and all the little sub-genres), romance (the steamier, the better) and thrillers."
Roz Foster of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency: She is interested in "... literary sci-fi, and literary YA. She loves novels that make her feel like the author is tuned into a rising revolution - cultural, political, literary, or whatnot - that's about to burst upon the scene. She looks for resonant, lively voice; rich, irresistible language; complex characters with compelling character arcs; and a mastery of dramatic structure ... Please note that (she) is not interested in ... romance, and children's middle-grade/picture books."

On Writing Itself:
Babbles from Scott Eagan: Your Story Dictates the Style
Keep Your Characters Dressed!
Find Your Central Story Arc and Stick to It
Kidlit.com: Introducing Fantasy Elements
The Bookshelf Muse: The Psychology of Disappointment & Our Characters
Writer Unboxed: Levels of Conflict
Questions and Archetypes: Stealing from another house (World-Building)
Picking the Brain of the Collective
Patricia C. Wrede: Being Mean

Contests & Online Conventions:
Miss Snark's First Victim: August Secret Agent
WriteOnCon: Write On Con
It's in the Details: Agent Greeting Contest
Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire: Are Contests Worth It?

Of course, this list of links is by no means exhaustive of all the great posts I've read this past month. Too many links can make your eyes glaze over. So we'll just do these this time. Isn't the internet wonderful sometimes?

1 comment:

  1. Oohh too many links! But so awesome. Off to read the ones that caught my eye. Thank you! It's been a while since I've read a lot of publishing links! Should be fun.