In today’s market, almost 80 percent of books that major publishing houses buy are sold to them through agents. Agents are experts in the publishing industry. They have networking contacts with individual editors and know better than writers what editor would be most likely to buy their work. If an editor receives a manuscript or query from an agent, that book has a better chance of getting considered first—the editor knows the agent has already weeded it out of her slush pile and that the agent wouldn’t send something along that wasn’t at least the genre or type of book the editor was seeking.
3 Things Being a Broadway Wig Master Taught Me About Storytelling
A career behind the curtain helped Amy Neswald in creating her own stories. Here, the author shares 3 things being a broadway wig master taught her about storytelling.
Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas discusses how he incorporated implausible conspiracy theories to uncover the truth in his new science fiction novel, Alien Hostiles.
Peter Fiennes: On Finding Hope in the Writing Process
Critically acclaimed author Peter Fiennes discusses his quest to find hope in his new travel/Greek mythology book, A Thing of Beauty.
2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30
For the 2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a The End and/or The Beginning poem.