Query Prep: Researching Agents

Query Prep: Researching Agents

Luckily for me, I enjoy research. I like doing a quick search and seeing if I hit anything interesting on the first try. I like going down rabbit holes. And I like pulling my discoveries together into some kind of recognizable order. All of which is a good thing. Because, as I started getting serious […]

Querying: What It’s All About (At Least for Me)

Querying: What It’s All About (At Least for Me)

Even before January, I knew what my word for 2022 would be. In the midst of all the chaos, anxiety, and uncertainty of the past two years, writing has been the eye of my personal hurricane. I know, for many writers, the pandemic and their own experiences with it have made writing hard, if not […]

Interview with Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary Agency

I’ve been following Karen Grencik’s return to the world of agenting, from seeing that she had reopened her own agency, then reading the news about her forming Red Fox Literary with Abigail Samoun. I think it must be pretty amazing to come back to being an agent in the midst of all the big changes […]

Somebody Else Says: Colette Vella

This is a fascinating article on agents and editors and the whole publishing-relationship world.  Thanks to Jessica Faust for the link. http://www.meanjin.com.au/editions/volume-68-number-2-2009/article/the-changing-face-of-publishing-relationships/

Agent or No Agent: My Two Cents

A few weeks ago, Shawna at Just Another Day in the Life gave me the Honest Scrap reward for my blog. I still need to pass this award on to seven other bloggers, which I am going to do soon, with pleasure. But I thought of the reward today, as I was coming up with an […]

Go Pitch Your Pitch

I’ll be a little less present from the blog in the next couple of weeks, for obvious festive, celebratory, fudge-laden reasons. I’ll try to check in once a week at least, but even if you don’t hear from me for a while, know I’m out here and wishing everybody a wonderful break and a happy holiday. […]