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Friday, May 6, 2011

Agency Alert, Agent Move, and Agent Contest!

Happy Friday! Here are some things that caught my eye this week:

Agency Alert

If you aren’t familiar with Hen & Ink Literary, I encourage you to check it out. The agency was formed in November of 2010 and founder/agent Erzsi Deàk was interviewed on Cynsations early this week (if you’re not following Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog, do it now!).

Hen & Ink concentrates on children’s lit and is usually closed to submissions May to September, but there is an extended submission period this year. June 15, 2011 is the deadline for queries (until they reopen in the Fall).

From the Hen & Ink website:
Open to practically anything YA (ideally with crossover potential), but definitely contemporary, fantasy, steam punk, paranormal romance with an original twist – as long as we care about the character(s), we'll keep reading. Sweet spot is middle-grades with characters to die for and tons of atmosphere and picture books to be read again and again until the bindings fall apart.

Relevant Links:
Hen & Ink Homepage




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Kathleen Ortiz announced her move to Nancy Coffey Literary and Media- see her blog post HERE for details.


Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary will be judging a Twitter Pitch Contest today and tomorrow with Sisters in Scribe. Click HERE for the contest post. Entries will open at 10am ET Friday and close at 11:59pm ET Saturday May 7th.

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Lastly, since this Sunday is Mothers Day, here's a neat link from GalleyCat:

18 comments:

  1. Wow...I'm not ready! I'm in revision hell right now. But I'm keeping this. Thanks!

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  2. I saw the Sara Megibow contest earlier - so cool! Thanks for the other info & I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

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  3. oh, checking out that Megibow pitch contest. just stopping by to check on all your wonderful news, thank you! And to let you know I am officially registered for the Rocky Mountain Writers Conference, btw, picked Sara Megibow for one of my pitches - and Molly Jaffa - she likes historical fantasy- YAY! I'm so excited! Now back to re-writes...

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  4. Thanks for the great links. I'm not ready to query or pitch yet, but I'm definitely checking these out. :D

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  5. Thanks for the info--great heads up about the contest! I have friends just gearing up to query who will definitely want to know about it.

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  6. Gah.... I don't have anything ready. BUt I'm sure these opportunities will arise when I AM finally ready. lol

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  7. Thanks for all the fantastic info!

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  8. Great, thank you! I hadn't heard of these guys, I'll definitely check them out before it's too late!

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  9. Thanks for the links Jess. I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

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  10. Whoa, I didn't know about Kathleen Ortiz! Thank god I always check your blog or I'd be permanently out of the loop LOL!

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  11. I haven't heard of Hen & Ink before! I'll Have to check them out. Thanks for the info!

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  12. Thanks for all the great links and info! As always, you are awesome!

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  13. Thanks for the heads-up on the agency. Wish my MG was ready, but I do have a YA out there and wouldn't mind adding them to my list!
    erica

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  14. i really do love your blog! i'm so close to having my ms finished, but too exhausted to tweak it into query ready condition. soon. soon. maybe i can make the deadline. gracias! christy

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  15. WoW! You're the blog to go to for all things agent-related. I'll have to bookmark this for when Naked Eye is done. (Hopefully, before June 15th!) Thanks!

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