Author Archives: Chuck Sambuchino

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How I Got My Agent: Richard L. Mabry

"How I Got My Agent" is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at...

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Agent Advice: Marlene Stringer of The Stringer Literary Agency

This installment features Marlene Stringer of The Stringer Literary Agency. She is seeking: Fiction interests include mystery, thrillers, contemporary and urban fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, women’s fiction, romance, and YA/teen. Nonfiction interests include history, military history, parenting, music, sports, and science.

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Patricia Stoltey

This is a new recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Patricia Stoltey. Patricia Stoltey is the author of two...

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How I Got My Agent: Marianne Elliott

"How I Got My Agent" is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at...

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Agent Advice: Anne Hawkins of John Hawkins & Associates

This installment features Anne Hawkins of John Hawkins & Associates, Inc. She is seeking: Anne has an eclectic list, ranging from thrillers to literary fiction to serious nonfiction. She has particular interests in science, history, public policy, medicine and women’s issues. She is not looking to represent self-help, new age, erotica, how-to, advice/relationship, horror, Westerns,...

Cover Band Soap Opera: 'Creep' by Radiohead

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put up much video.  Truth is, I’m self-conscious. Someone missed a note, or this didn’t sound right, or that’s blurry, blah blah blah.    Well, no more of that. This is my band playing “Creep”...

New Agent Alert: Marissa Walsh of Shelf Life Literary

Note from Chuck (4-28-2010): Soon after posting this new agent alert, Marissa contacted me and said she is joining the crew at FinePrint Literary Management. All her bio info remains the same. Reminder: Newer agents are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is...

How to Market and Sell Your Books

I have some exciting news regarding WD’s webinars. Agent Chip MacGregor, founder of MacGregor Literary, is teaching a new, amazing class called “Marketing for Authors.” Chip, who runs a popular agent blog, is very wise when it comes to marketing both fiction and nonfiction. We are fortunate to have him aboard for this course,...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by James Dashner

This is a new recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer James Dashner. James Dashner is the author of The...

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Agent Advice: Shannon O’Neill of The Sagalyn Literary Agency

This installment features Shannon O'Neill of The Sagalyn Literary Agency. Director of Domestic Rights, Shannon is a native of the Washington region. She has a Masters of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors from Dartmouth College. She worked for Island Press and Politics and Prose Bookstore before coming to...

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How I Got My Agent: Dom Testa

"How I Got My Agent" is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at...

Footnotes: 4 Articles on Agent Pet Peeves

Footnotes is a recurring series on the GLA blog where I pick a subject and provide several interesting articles on said topic. You’ve revised your manuscript and polished that query letter until it’s nice and shiny; now it’s time to submit to agents. But before you send that query, check out this list of...

Bent Objects: An Awesome Blog-to-Book Success Story

I am a big fan of blog success stories—instances where someone starts a blog that has enough momentum to warrant a book deal. Now there are the big blogs that are almost too big to feel happy for, such FailBlog or F My Life. And then there are middle-of-the-road awesome success stories like Bent...

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New Media Rehab: Opportunities Through Blogs and More

It’s no news that big print media considers new media a kind of onslaught, as though traditional print is the once-lustrous orchard, and bloggers and other independents are each a locust, which, one-at-a-time, are not normally threatening, but jillions of them at once is a different story. Guest blogger Hollis Gillespie is a humor writer...