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Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: Hooking a YA Agent

Many romance writers, even some with long backlists, are looking at fresh opportunities in the Young Adult market–more creative freedom (less restriction in story lines), the ability to reach a new audience (one that will grow up to become an audience … Continue reading

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Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: Know Mako Mori and Bechdel?

Do you know Mako Mori and Bechdel? No, they’re not hot new publishing houses, or editors, or authors. They are standards/tests meant to rate the gender inclusiveness of a book or film–and some agents are starting to mention them in wish … Continue reading

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Monday Advice from Agents and Editors: What We’re Looking For TODAY

Here are two opportunities to find out what agents and editors are looking for right this minute. Really. You don’t have to guess any more, you don’t have to waste your time sending in that 150,000-word dystopian-Regency vampire-werewolf romance you … Continue reading

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