Category: Agents

Agent moving

Manuscript update: Nothing new to report as I’ve been swamped with Disc Dish updates, but I hope to get working on my new book as soon as I’m done with this quick post. Some news from Publishers Weekly: Marcy Posner, formerly agent and foreign rights director at Sterling Lord Literistic, has joined Folio Literary Management…
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New YA and MG agent: Ali McDonald

New agents trying to build their list are a great opportunity for writers seeking representation. The Rights Factory has announced that Ali McDonald is a new associate agent. She began at the agency in January 2009 in an editorial capacity. Focusing on young adult and middle-grade, Ali says: “The fantastic worlds of children’s literature transformed…
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Interview with agent Mandy Hubbard

Revision update: I’m done! Yay! Now I have to perfect my query letter. Today, I’ve got an interview with author and literary agent Mandy Hubbard. Mandy recently joined D4EO Literary, representing authors of middle-grade and teen fiction. She’s also the author Prada & Prejudice, You Wish and other novels that aren’t on shelves yet. Mandy’s…
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New agent and how to make the most of conferences

Revision update: Chapter 28 out of 30. The rework idea I had for that chapter I was working on worked. Phew! Got three chapters to go to finish. First up today, news of a new agent. Former Delacorte Press/Random House Children Books editor Marissa Walsh has opened Shelf Life Literary, a boutique agency specializing in…
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John Green says it’s ok to suck, and other links

Catching up on some of my blog reading today, I found a great YouTube video (I can’t display it on here, but check it out at Beth Revis’ Writing It Out blog, it’s worth it) with Looking For Alaska author John Green telling us what NaNoWriMo does: teaches us discipline because you need that if…
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Agent Sara Crowe on finding the right agent

Revision update: Got three chapters done today. On chapter 26 of 30. My goal was to finish by tomorrow and I don’t think that will happen. Sigh. But I’ll finish it next week. This is my fifth and final post from the awesome Houston SCBWI conference. If you missed my earlier reports, Simon & Schuster…
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Young Adult and Middle Grade contest

Entering your work in contests is a great way to get noticed, not to mention all the cool prizes. There are plenty of bigger contests out there, but many blogs are offering smaller contests for free with a critique from an agent as the prize — always invaluable. Andrea Brown Literary Agency‘s Mary Kole has…
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Nathan Bransford on finding the agent who’s right for you

Day four in my reports from the Austin SCBWI conference, and today I’m featuring Curtis Brown literary agent Nathan Bransford. But first a recap of days one through three in case you missed them: agent Mark McVeigh on publishing, agent Andrea Cascardi on getting and working with an agent, editor Cheryl Klein on writing a…
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Andrea Cascardi on getting an agent

Day two of my reports from the Austin SCBWI conference, and here’s what literary agent Andrea Cascardi from the Transatlantic Literary Agency had to say about getting and working with an agent. Like fellow speaker Mark McVeigh, Andrea was an editor before she became an agent. She worked in editorial at Houghton Mifflin, Scholastic, Crown/Random…
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Mark McVeigh on publishing

I spent my Saturday at the fabulous Austin SCBWI conference, which offered a great lineup of speakers. Over the next week, or as long as it takes to cover them all, I’ll post what I heard. First up is literary agent Mark McVeigh, who has his own agency, The McVeigh Agency. Mark knows something about…
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