Category Archives: Openings

Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: A Pleasure Principle

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Monday Advice from Agents and Editors: Start with Character

In a recent post for Adventures in YA Publishing, Susan Hawk of The Bent Agency answered the burning question, “What would make you stop reading when reviewing sample pages?” Her answer wasn’t specifically directed to YA manuscripts. But it was surprising—at first … Continue reading

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