Danielle Burby is a literary agent with Nelson Literary Agency who represents all genres of YA and MG along with select adult passion projects. Here, Danielle tells us what she hopes to find in the slush pile and offers tips for emerging writers and insights into her publishing journey.
Award-winning YA novelist Jason Reynolds has cemented his place in literary history with titles like When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit and Long Way Down. Here we talk to Jason about writing, publishing and his advice for new authors.
If you want to make a living writing for your favorite publications, you need to perfect your freelance writing pitch. Here are a few things to keep in mind when pitching articles for magazines, newspapers and the web.
When we last spoke to Nic Stone, her poignant and timely debut novel, Dear Martin was newly launched. Mentored by Jodi Picoult, Stone shares what she's learned along the path to best-selling novelist, as well as her best writing tips.
Kristin Nelson is the President and Founding Literary Agent of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, and she writes one of the most well-known and respected literary agent blogs around: PubRants. Learn what she's seeking and how to submit.
David Barclay Moore is an award-winning author whose novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, has been optioned for film, set to be brought to the screen by actor/director Michael B. Jordan and Endeavor Content. Here we talk to David Barclay Moore about writing, publishing, and the film adaptation of the novel.
Originally from Poland, literary agent Joanna MacKenzie loves novels that deal with the themes of identity and the immigrant experience, as well as those that probe relationships—like those with parents, siblings, best friends, and first loves.
Adult and YA literary agent Heather Flaherty is accepting submissions. Learn what she's interested in and how you can submit.
Writers House Literary Agent Lindsay Auld is looking for picture book, middle-grade, and young adult manuscripts. She particularly loves mystery, fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, nonfiction from a fresh perspective, and stories with humor—light or dark or both.
Mark Gottlieb grew up surrounded by literary genius. He is now a top selling literary agent who is actively building his client list at Trident Media Group. Here Mark offers publishing insight and advice to aspiring authors.
Ashley Woodfolk is the debut author of the new book The Beauty That Remains. Here, she talks about what inspired the book, what's selling in today's book market, writing about grief, and crafting strong beginnings.
Nicola Yoon’s poignant and timely The Sun Is Also a Star hit the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for forty weeks. Here, we talk with Yoon about her new work, seeing herself reflected on the pages of a novel, and the need for diversity in books.
Claire Draper is a new literary agent at InkWell Management. She’s studied Queer Diversity in Children’s Literature at New York University. Before becoming an agent, she interned at Rare Bird Lit, InkWell Management and the Children’s Book Council. Find out what she's seeking and how to submit.
Victoria Laurie hit the ground running with her debut novel Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, and her career hasn’t slowed down since. She has multiple bestselling titles, and her latest novel, When, has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a TV adaptation. We talked to Laurie about writing mysteries, writing realistic psychics, and...
Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star, discusses her journey as a bestselling author.