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April 1, 2021

Short Story Collection Literary Agents: An Interview Roundup with Reiko Davis, Kim Lindman, and Amanda Orozco

Short story collections are underrepresented among literary agents, making it harder for beginning (and even established) writers to make their way into this market. Some…
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March 5, 2021

7 Tips on Plotting a Children’s Book

1. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE STORY Start with a story that you want to tell. Make it larger than life or base it on…
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March 1, 2021

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Amy Giuffrida of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Amy Giuffrida of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary…
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February 24, 2021

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Lindsey Smith of Speilburg Literary

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Lindsey Smith of Speilburg Literary — because they…
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February 20, 2021

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Renae Moore of The Tobias Literary Agency

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Renae Moore of Tobias Literary Agency — because…
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February 18, 2021

First Pages Contest #6: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense, Judged by Agent Sandy Lu

UPDATE 4-20-21 -- winners chosen and notified -- Melissa N, Sarah B, and Alyssa K (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same…
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February 12, 2021

First Pages Contest #5: Epic Fantasy, as Well as LGBTQ+, Judged by Agent Patrick Munnelly

UPDATE (4-20-21): Winners chosen and notified -- Ritika K, Meg O, Crystal C   (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same time…
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February 9, 2021

First Pages Contest #4: Women’s Fiction and Memoir (All Kinds), Judged by Agent CeCe Lyra

Update 4-20-21: Winners chosen and notified - Mimi Z, Juhi K, and Nicole J (There are three FREE contests happening now at the same time…
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January 16, 2021

16 Novel Writing Tips on How to Write Great Characters

“You don't really understand an antagonist until you understand why he's a protagonist in his own version of the world.” ― John Rogers When writing a…
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January 8, 2021

New Literary Agent Spotlight – Elle Thompson – TriadaUS Literary Agency

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Elle Thompson of TriadaUS Literary — because they…
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January 6, 2021

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Andrea Walker of the Jennifer Azantian Literary Agency

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Andrea Walker of Azantian Literary — because they…
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January 1, 2020

Chuck Sambuchino’s Writing Site — Freelance Editor, Bestselling Humor Book Author, and Authority on How to Get Published

Hello, everyone! This is my landing page for all things writing and publishing. My name is Chuck Sambuchino and I am a humor writer, freelance editor,…
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January 1, 2020

First Pages Contest #3: Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy, Judged by Agent Beth Marshea

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 1 for writers of young adult can be found here. Contest…
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January 1, 2020

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Alexandra Franklin of Vicky Bijur Literary

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents — such as Alexandra Franklin of Vicky Bijur Literary— because…
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January 1, 2020

First Pages Contest #2: Mystery & Thriller Novels, Judged by Agent Lesley Sabga

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 1 for writers of young adult can be found here. Contest…
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January 1, 2020

First Pages Contest #1: Young Adult (All Kinds), Judged by Agent Kelly Peterson

(There are three contests happening now at the same time on my blog. Contest 2 for writers of adult thriller and crime can be found…
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January 1, 2020

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary— because they are…
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January 1, 2020

New Literary Agent Spotlight: Matt Belford of The Tobias Agency

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents — such as Matt Belford of The Tobias Agency —…