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Friday, October 7, 2011

Call For Submissions, Query Contest, & Agent News

Hi all! The weather is getting nippy again here in Colorado, and I've got a great hiking day ahead of me. *Update--it's now Saturday, and we just got power back on. It was knocked out for an hour by the SNOWSTORM we're getting this morning. Gotta love Colorado.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- If you write science fiction, Carina Press is holding an open call for submissions for their 2012 holiday collection. The collections are usually through invitation only, so check it out! They're looking for novellas from 18,000-35,000 words. For more info, click HERE!

QUERY CONTEST- Kate Kaynak's Disgruntled Bear blog is holding a query contest. The prize is a partial critique and the deadline is October 16th. Genres: young adult, new adult, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction, and chick lit. Genre-crossing or mixed genres are fine, too, so long as your mix hits at least one of the listed genres. For details, click HERE!

AGENT NEWS-
-Awesome agent Suzie Townsend has moved to Nancy Coffey Literary. Her new officemate, the lovely Joanna Volpe tweeted this earlier this week:
The wonderfully talented @sztownsend81 has joined our agency! We will be posting new submission guidelines soon. #YayNewAgent!



-Agent Weronika Janczuk (d4eo Literary) will be closed to queries starting October 10th, per this tweet:
WeronikaJanczuk Weronika Janczuk Closing to Queries on Monday - As of Monday, October 10th, at 12:00 EST, I’ll be closed to queries until... http://tumblr.com/xlp530ydpl


-As a reminder, agent Rachelle Gardner (WordServe Literary) is closed to queries, but...

(and this has been news for about 3 weeks, but I just found out about it)

her new colleague Barbara Scott is available to query, and she takes adult, middle grade and young adult! Click HERE for info about Ms. Scott. You can query her using this address: barbara {at} wordserveliterary.com. Be sure to put QUERY in the subject line and paste your sample pages (3-5) into the email. No attachments!

That's all for today~ have a great weekend!

20 comments:

  1. On reading your post about sending plant matter to New Zealand, you may want to rethink that project. There are restrictions on sending plant materials internationally as it's a threat to their environment. You could potentially introduce something that they have never had there, that could damage or destroy a habitat. Sorry to be the bearer or bad news. I've worked with many schools internationally and we've sent materials around the world, so I am quite sure your items would or should be intercepted and either destroyed or sent back to you at your expense. Send pictures instead!
    http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/node/2930/related_faqs

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  2. More great information, Jess. Thanks.

    Have fun on your hike. Colorado's gorgeous this time of year. Woke up yesterday with snow in the mountains. Love this time of year.

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  3. Woops! Thanks for the heads up, Donna S!!!

    Thanks, Donna W.~ I love this time of year in Colorado too :)

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  4. Thanks for another great set of information, Jess. How do you keep so updated? Take care and have a great weekend!

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  5. Hey Jess, thanks for all the super tidbits.

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  6. Nice tip about Carina Press, as sometimes it's difficult for sci fi writers to find acceptance these days. It's not the most popular genre right now, and it's tough to do right.

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  7. Thanks Jess! I love your Friday posts....

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  8. Thanks for all the updates! I didn't know Suzie T. had moved.

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  9. Thanks for collecting all these!

    ~Debbie

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  10. Cheers to a hike! Still very warm here in MN. I love the cooler, crisp air of Fall & hope you got to enjoy a bunch of that today. Happy weekend!

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  11. Thanks for all the info and links. I'll check them out!

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  12. Thanks again, Jess, for passing on news that you come across. A big help!

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  13. I can't believe you've already had a snowstorm. It's 80 degrees today in Virginia. Enjoy your hike!

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  14. A SNOWSTORM? Holy heck, it's been 90+ degrees here and we were just praying for RAIN... which we got... today... finally!

    Thanks for all the amazing news! Hope everyone is safe and happy :D

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  15. What a great resource blog. This is all great to know. Thanks for sharing !

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  16. Hah we got hit with that snowstorm too!!! I am so NOT READY FOR WINTER AGAIN ALREADY!!! This is the part I do NOT like about living at high altitude.

    Okay, sorry for the rant. So Suzie moved, eh? thanks for the tip.

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  17. Well that explains why Suzie wasn't accepting queries after Sept 1. Mystery solved.

    And I had no idea about Barbara Scott wanting YA. Yay!

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  18. I love your roundups. You catch such great stuff. Thanks!

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