Happy Holidays to Everyone!

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I am going to take a break from the blog for a few days. I'll pick up again before the new year and then have all kinds of exciting content for writers in January. Speaking of January, get pumped for a new year with all kinds of new possibilities!

If you have some time, don't forget that this blog has 3.5 years worth of material on it. I've interviewed more than 140 agents, posted 48 successful query letters, profiled about 75 or so new agents seeking writers, and corralled at least 100 guest columns from amazing novelists and authors. There is a lot of good content in the archives here -- check it out. Happy holidays, everyone! Be safe and keep writing.

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