Kristin Lenz shares the potential power of participating in contests far and wide, including how it landed her a book deal and helped some of her colleagues.
Twitter pitching events have become an enormously popular way for author to connect with literary agents by pitching their completed manuscript on Twitter under a hashtag. Here are some tips to make sure your experience goes well.
Agent Justin Wells of Corvisiero Literary Agency shares his opinion on why conferences and workshops are absolute musts for writers today, whether it’s a big or small event.
Literary Agent Anjali Singh has been with Ayesha Pande Literary for 2 years. In this profile, learn about her best writing and pitching tips.
At some point, whether you’re self-publishing or preparing to submit a full manuscript to an agent or small press, you’re probably going to need a freelance editor. Here’s four tips from an indie author on how to prepare for the editing experience.
A snippet from Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2018, in this short interview, debut picture book author Mike Malbrough talks about the importance of connections and face-to-face interactions in the children’s literature industry.
Author Karen Dionne (THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER) discusses her process in writing her breakout novel, and why changing genres and exploring new characters and plots might just be the key to standing out.
Literary agent Becky LeJeune of the Bond Literary Agency is open to queries! She is seeking commercial YA and a variety of genres on the adult side, including horror, science fiction and fantasy, and thrillers.
Author Kristen Lepionka (THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK) shares seven thigns she’s learned on her writing journey—from learning the importance of patience and building a community to being organized on all levels.
Former journalist and current thriller writer Michael Martinez shares five things that journalism taught him about writing fiction—including paying attention to details, researching, and economy of words.
Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Connor Eck of Lucinda Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Connor: Prior to finding a home at Lucinda Literary in 2016, Connor began his career at The Weinstein...
Jolina Petersheim, author of The Divide and The Alliance, shares the secrets for completely editing and rewriting a novel—with ten specific tips to help you through the slog.
Kris Spisak shares 9 tips for writers who are looking to break out—all from her journey with starting a small grammar blog to landing an agent and a book deal.
Literary agent Danielle Burby is open to queries! She is looking for all genres of middle grade and young adult fiction.
Author J.H. Moncrieff shares lessons she’s learned so far in a variety of writing-related careers, including work as a journalist, book doctor, ghostwriter, and publicist.
Author Michael Haspil, represented by Sara Megibow of KT Literary, shares his story of the importance of attending conferences during the process of writing and querying.
Holly Root and Taylor Haggerty of Root Literary are open to queries! They’re seeking commercial and upmarket fiction for adults, teens, and middle grade.
Novelist Michele Campbell shares advice on how writers should draw inspiration from their real life—through where they live, their occupation, and much more.
Author Andrew Roe (WHERE YOU LIVE) shares seven things he’s learned on his writing journey—writing schedules, Amazon reviews, and savoring the victories of writing.
Literary Agent Anna Sproul-Latimer has been with the Ross Yoon Agency for 12 years. In this profile, learn about her best writing and pitching tips.
Debut author Jenni L. Walsh (Becoming Bonnie) explains how submitting to writing contests involving agents helped her eventually land literary representation.
Debut author Kristen Brakeman shares her experience of switching from querying agents to targeting small presses to publish her debut collection of humorous essays.
Literary agent Blair Wilson is open to queries! She is looking for middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as various types of adult nonfiction.
Author Loretta Ellsworth (STARS OVER CLEAR LAKE) shares seven things she’s learned on her writing journey about writing advice and instruction—including the importance of networking, community, and perseverance.
Debut romance author Janna MacGregor explains how her choices to pursue writing contests, attending conferences, and working with an agent that wanted her to further develop her manuscript, led to signing with her dream literary agent.