Category Archives: Submission

Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: Three Tips for the Price of One

Today’s three tips provide some dead-on great advice about Your VOICE PITCHing your book STRIKING THE HEART of your reader The advice comes from Chris Keeslar, who’s been a leading industry professional for over 20 years. Keeslar started editing romance for Dorchester Publishing, where … Continue reading

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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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Teen Tuesday: 15-year-old author’s success story

Emily Trunko, a high school sophomore who studies from home, has been the subject of articles in newspapers across the world and is now under contract to write two books. My name’s Emily, and I’m 15.  —Emily She started her … Continue reading

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Monday Advice from Agents and Editors: A Bitter Dose of Query Stats

Sarah LaPolla is an agent with the Bradford Literary Agency.  She represents Adult, Middle Grade, and Young Adult manuscripts. Each year she tallies all the unsolicited (slush pile) queries she received and writes a post with the statistics. Many other … Continue reading

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Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: Pinch Your Pitches

Rachelle Gardner, with Books and Such Literary Agency, blogged last week about writing one-sentence summaries of your book. These ultra-short summaries, or “loglines,” are what you use to pitch a story to an editor or agent. These are not the … Continue reading

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