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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love to Write Middle Grade Fiction? Fabulous News...

If you're not on Twitter yet, I've got an incentive for you!!


The hashtag #MGlitchat (click HERE for the blog) is hosting a series of "Tips from the Pros" chats.


Check out the AMAZING line-up and follow the chats on Twitter!


February 2--Author Night
Kate Messner (@KateMessner), author of SUGAR AND ICE and THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z, both from Walker Children's
Kate Milford (@KateMilford), author of THE BONESHAKER, from Clarion Books
Jenn Reese (@jennreese), author of ABOVE WORLD, from Candlewick
Kurtis Scaletta (@kurtisscaletta), author of THE TANGLEWOOD TERROR, MAMBA POINT and MUDVILLE, all from Knopf Books For Young Readers
Laurel Snyder (@LaurelSnyder), author of BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX and PENNY DREADFUL, both from Random House Books For Young Readers




February 16--Editor Night
Jordan Brown (@thisjordanbrown), editor at Walden Pond Press and Balzer + Bray (both imprints of HarperCollins Children's Books)
Nancy Mercado (@nanmercado), executive editor at Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Group
Harold Underdown (@HUnderdown), editorial consultant and owner of the popular website, The Purple Crayon


February 23--Publicist Night
Kellie Celia (@WaldenPondPress)--Marketing Communications Manager, Publishing at Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books
Tracey Daniels (@TrayMMP)--founder and senior partner at Media Masters Publicity
Greg Pincus (@gregpincus)--author and social media consultant at his website, The Happy Accident


Message from #MGlitchat: Because of the nature of these chats, we are asking that chat attendees please refrain from tweeting until our moderators open the floor for questions. This will give our professionals a few minutes to share their tips at the beginning of each chat.

38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip, Jess. This is so helpful!

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    1. Hope you get a chance to "attend." If not, I think they'll put the transcripts on their blog!

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  2. OH WOW! This sounds amazing! So glad you shared!

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    1. I was really excited when I saw the folks they got to participate!

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  3. Amazing! Reminds me of WriteOnCon! :) I'll try to make it to some of them. What time is it again, 9:00 p.m.?

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    1. Hmm...sadly, I don't know the answer to that. I'll bet it's listed somewhere on their blog!

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  4. So much agent and author wonderful-ness happening in February. Thank you for mentioning these.

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    1. The agent and author list alone has me drooling :)

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  5. Ooh, this sounds great! I'll definitely try to "attend." I was also looking for the start time and dug through their blog--it's 9PM EST on Thursdays. Hope to see some of you there!

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    1. Nice! Thanks for digging around the blog and finding the time for us :)

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  6. How come I haven't found your blog before? Because of my ignorance, Don Vito is hitting me over the head with his favorite eggplant. Don't worry, I shall put things right with an immediate follow.

    (It was Annie McMahon's tweet that got me here--so Twitter can't be beat!)

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    1. Glad you found your way here! And, oof! Those eggplant blows are the worst... :)

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  7. I'll be over at Operation Awesome!! :)

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    1. Good luck (Fraction of Stone, right?)

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  8. These chats definitely look worth checking out. I'll see you there.

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  9. This is probably bad, but I almost feel like I don't have to worry much about Twitter 'cause I have your blog to look at instead :D

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    1. Aw, that's sweet! I'm taking a blog break starting next week, though, so you'll have to find a new source of Twitter info :) Kate Hart's blog has great twitter round-ups!

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  10. You are always so full of great information! Thanks! I'm forwarding your link to a couple of friends :D

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Hope your friends can make it to the chat :)

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  11. This is super information, Jess. Thanks so much!

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  12. super informative..thanks for the tips

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    1. Glad you found it informative, Jeremy! Hope to see you at the chat/chats :)

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  13. Oh thanks! Just entered! And yay for MG LIt chat! ALso i saw you one over at someones's blog the other day... congrats!!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Pk! And good luck over at Operation Awesome!

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  14. I entered this morning. Fortunately one of my beta readers is involved in the group so she told me about it. But she refuses to tell me who the agent is. :P

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  15. This sounds awesome! And okay . . . I'm going to sound silly, but how do you join these twitter chats? Yeesh I know nothing.

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  16. Janet, I'm not even on Twitter, so I know even less than you. But these chats sound so great, it makes me want to join.

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  17. Sweet! I had no idea this was happening. Clueless. I'm clueless LOL.

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  18. That's one good thing about those hashtags. Even if you can't make the discussion live, you can always go back and read what was said. Thanks once again, Jess!

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    1. Definitely~ I know that I can't make all of them at the actual time, so it's nice to know there's a way to get all the fabulous info/tips.

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  19. This is awesome. I'm not on Twitter yet. But you're making me want to. I'll have to join soon and read what I miss.

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    1. I think they may post transcripts of some of the chats on their blog, so that's an option as well :)

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