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Friday, September 16, 2011

Agent News and Contests


*I was lucky enough to win a scholarship to this weekend's conference put on by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI, so I may be a bit late commenting on everyone's posts for the next couple of days. If you aren't a member of SCBWI and you write picture books, middle grade, or young adult fiction/non-fiction, please check it out. It's a great organization that offers lots of support to writers, both aspiring and published!

And guess what? I get to hear Adam Rex speak! He wrote Fat Vampire (among other books~ picture books too!), which I finished reading last night. If you think you know vampires, give this book a try. Seriously :)

Okay, okay, on with the show.

AGENT NEWS:

Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary is now open to queries!

-Ms. McKean's Literary Rambles page

Danielle Chiotti of Upstart Crow tweeted this on Wednesday:

Writers: Query lines aren't officially open yet, but I'm unofficially ready to read, so send away!
Danielle.submission@gmail.com

Jill Corcoran of Herman Agency is now closed to queries except for referral or conference attendees.

CONTESTS:

MSFV September Agent Contest- Opens on Monday, September 19th. See the post for submission windows/times. Genres: Adult fiction (except science fiction), MG & YA fiction (except science fiction)

Claire LeGrand’s Teen Pitch Contest: Know any teens who love to write? They can win a mentorship with an author! Have them submit their one-sentence pitch idea and Claire will pick a winner. Entry deadline: September 18, 11:00 PM, CST.

Have a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

  1. Enjoy your conference, and thanks for sharing all these!

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  2. Congratulations on winning the scholarship! I belong to SBCWI, too, but I'm in the Mid Atlantic chapter. We have our conference in October. It always gets booked so fast. I didn't sign up in time last year, but I got in this year. I can't wait to hear how yours goes!

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  3. Have fun at your conference. Can't wait to read about it.

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  4. Congrats and have fun!!! Be sure to do a follow-up post after:)

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  5. Thanks for the updates. Have a terrific time at the conference!

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  6. Congrats at getting that scholarship.

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  7. You are going to have a blast and come back with awesome info to share! I just know it!

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  8. THanks for the heads up. That teen contest looks great. I'm going to pass that on to some young writers I know.

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  9. Congrats on your conference scholarship, that is so awesome! I hope you have a great time.

    And thanks for all the agent news and contest info. :)

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  10. Thanks for all the agent links. I'll check 'em out!

    Wonderful that you received a conference scholarship. Have fun!

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  11. Hope you're having lots of fun at the conference!

    You keep us up to date with your posts on what's going on in the literary world, one of the reasons I like coming back to visit your blog. :)

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  12. Woot! Congrats on your conference scholarship win! Hope you have a blast and can't wait to hear all about it!

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