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Friday, April 29, 2011

Tweets From The (Agent) Streets

Here are a few agent Twitter gems from the last half of April (as usual, I encourage you to follow agents on Twitter~ it's a great way to learn more about them):

EvanJGregory Evan Gregory (with Ethan Ellenberg Agency) by grimmlit (Katie Grimm of Don Congdon Associates)
Authors...queries...the ellipses abuse...must...stop...comprende? You know when you should use ellipses? ...never.

(*Jess cringes* But I love ellipses!)


ChrisRichman Chris Richman (with Upstart Crow Literary)
In other news, when you say you're looking for books for boys, sometimes you'll get submissions with the words "explosive boner" on page 1.

ChrisRichman Chris Richman
I can say this across the board, I think: I'm not interested in explosive boners.

ChrisRichman Chris Richman
Although, @MarthaMihalick, "EB," as it will henceforth be known, would be a pretty good name for a all-girl alt-punk rock band.


ChrisRichman Chris Richman
To clarify, and in case the author reads this and gets mad, the sample sounded mostly authentic, aside from the 1 poorly chosen phrase.

literaticat jennifer laughran
@HaleyWhitehall Have I mentioned that I truly hate, and never read, synopses? They make me want to take my own eyes out. (sent by Jennifer as a response to another tweeter in the #askagent hashtag)

literaticat jennifer laughran
@AmandaSanges Teasers are fine, a brief description is fine, but I don't like when ppl put whole chapters up. But THAT'S JUST ME. #askagent *
(*In reference to whether or not bloggers/aspiring authors should post a chapter of their current manuscript in case of lurking agents*)

sarahlapolla Sarah LaPolla (of Curtis Brown) by KOrtizzle (Kathleen Ortiz of Lowenstein Associates)
Parents writing YA: Even if you would never, ever let your child do a particular thing, sometimes your characters have to (and should).

The following tweet is from yesterday:
WeronikaJanczuk Weronika Janczuk (of D4EO Literary)
A call for manuscripts: http://bit.ly/lflaVt. Still *actively* looking for women's fiction, romance, lit fic, thrillers, + epic fantasies.

One more item:


HISTORICAL FICTION PITCH CONTEST!
Agent Irene Goodman is requesting Historical Fiction pitches~ winners will be offered representation. You have until July 1, 2011 to submit. Click HERE for more information. I know her agency takes YA, but I’m not sure if this opportunity includes it or not. I would think so, but read the fine print. Best of luck to anyone sending her a pitch!


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On another note, today is my anniversary and I will be making the annual trip to the “fancy” grocery store for our evening meal (If I could get away with it, I wouldn’t hesitate to set up a tent and live in Whole Foods. It’s beautiful and I could live on the free samples). Any suggestions for recipes that include seafood and/or steak will be greatly appreciated!


The hubby and I thought about hopping over to England and crashing Will and Kate’s wedding, but decided to give them a year to settle into marriage. Maybe we’ll take a joint anniversary trip with the royals next year.

Have a wonderful weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Oh, dear. *blinks* Makes you wonder what kinds of submissions, Chris has been dealing with.

    Happy Anniversary, btw! How luck is it that it's on a Friday.

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  2. awwwww!!!! happy anniversary!!!!! will and kate are such STALKERS wanting to be just like you! i'd consider a restraining order!
    and LOVE THE TWEETS!
    poor guy with the explosive boner... that sounds painful! and ellipsis abuse... yeah. i need to join a twelve step program...

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  3. Fantastic post. Thanks for another great round of agent info.

    Oh, and I have to thank you for the link you posted a couple of weeks ago to the Louise Fury submission contest. I just heard back from her and, although she isn't interested at the moment, she made a suggestion of how I could change the manuscript and invited me to resubmit once I've done that! Wow!

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  4. Happy anniversary!!! You don't need all that pomp and circumstance like William and Kate. ;D And LOL on those tweets man! Especially the explosive boner.

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  5. Oh the do as I say not as I do advice to writers. No wonder there is so much talk of terrible crimes in YA books.

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  6. Chris Richman's tweets are so funny!

    Have a wonderful anniversary!

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  7. I love reading the tweets you pull out.

    And, Congratulations on your anniversary! How cool to share with the royal couple.

    Are you grilling your steaks? I have a good appetizer to go with if you like sweet red/yellow peppers.

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  8. Thanks for the tweets--and Happy (belated) Anniversary! Wondering if Irene Goodman is interested in MG historical fiction...? Hmm, I'm off to find out. Thanks for the link!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! Hope your evening was wonderful!

    I like Sarah Lapolla's tweet - something important for me to think about!

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  10. thanks for sharing the info and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! christy

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  11. You're a wonderful resource for writers! Thanks so much, Jess.
    Happy Anniversary...I'm with you on the Whole Foods samples!
    By the way, I don't know if it is something with my browser or me...but when I click on http://www.fallingleaflets.com it takes me to nowhere...perhaps it needs to be http://www.fallingleaflets.blogspot.com.

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  12. I really appreciate the tweets. Thanks so much for the information. I looked into some of those sites. Happy Anniversary.

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  13. Thanks for the links. I had not heard of a couple of them. :O)

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  14. Hey Jess, I hope you had a wonderful anniversary and found a yummy surf&turf recipe for the occasion!! Love the "EB" tweets - too funny. :)

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  15. Happy belated Anniversary! Loved this post. Very funny.

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  16. I always love these posts! And for the record...I love ellipses too :)

    Happy Anniversary last Friday! I wasn't around because I was also celebrating my anniversary which was on Saturday. I hope you had a great time with the hubs!

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  17. LOL, the CR one cracked me up!

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  18. Love the tweets! Thanks for posting them!

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  19. Happy Anniversary to you both :-)

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  20. Oops, I ran off to follow these agents on Twitter and forgot to leave a comment here. hehehe. Thanks for the great tweets :)

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  21. Thanks for the Twitter stuff - I am a loser at Twitter so I don't catch most of this stuff! I am soooo wishing I had finished my romance novel revisions right now. :P

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  22. Now you've made me sorry I'm not on Twitter. Hmmm... (*Thinks hard*)

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  23. Oh, Chris Richman cracks me up. Though I could have lived without the mental image!

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