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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Agent News/Tips via Twitter (and the BEST way to brag about your critique partners!)

Here are a few pieces of news/advice from Twitter over that last few days~ enjoy!

AGENT ADDITION at Greenhouse Literary:

Sarah Davies@SarahGreenhouse
Big day today in the Greenhouse! Welcome to @johnmcusick who joins us. We're cracking champagne across his bows for a great future with us! 

*DID YOU CATCH THAT??? Agent John Cusick is now with Greenhouse!

Greenhouse submission guidelines a little tweaked for this new year, new era. Take a look: http://www.greenhouseliterary.com/index.php/site/how_to_submit …

John, Julia and I will be all over the US and UK this year. Want to know where you can meet us? http://www.greenhouseliterary.com/index.php/site/what_we_are_doing …

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INTERVIEW with agent Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown, Ltd.:

Sarah LaPolla@sarahlapolla
Jensen Ackles? Buffy/Willow tackle-hug? Mr. Knightley? My @Fizzygrrl knows me so well! Check out her interview w/ me: http://bit.ly/VatWqU 
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SEEKING MANUSCRIPTS (agent Katie Grimm)

Katie Grimm@grimmlit
My Kindle is empty! My Kindle is empty! Please send help aka query letters! #openthefloodgates

Katie Grimm@grimmlit
Answer to everyone who asked: yes YA/New Adult fantasy, historical fantasy, whatever. Send it. Worst that can happen is a rejection letter

Katie Grimm@grimmlit
Sure, your manuscript might be worth reading once. But how about 15 times? That's how much I read a ms before it gets published #truestory
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AGENT SEEKING CLIENTS NOW:

Meet a new agent seeking clients NOW http://tinyurl.com/ar7wq85 Brittany Howard of Corvisiero Lit seeks romance, YA, MG, pic books & hist fiction

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QUERY TIPS from agent Kate Schafer Testerman of kt Literary:

Daphne Unfeasible@DaphneUn
UPDATE! About My “About My Queries” - This post is going on three years old, but it's still chock full of good info… http://ktliterary.tumblr.com/post/40527994281/update-about-my-about-my-queries
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Also, if you haven't heard about PAP-fest (Pitch-A-Partner), it's a great opportunity for you to PITCH YOUR CRITIQUE PARTNER'S MANUSCRIPT! What a cool idea and wonderful opportunity to gush about how amazing your critique partners are. Click the link in the tweet below (or click HERE)for more information, including the agent line-up:

Mindy McGinnis@MindyMcGinnis

Announcing the agents participating in the 2013 #PAPfest, an agent judged contest for MG & YA projects http://bit.ly/VE8eNn 

25 comments:

  1. I can't believe you're so up-to-date with blogging when you have a newborn! I am truly impressed. Hope you're all doing well.

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    1. I'm guessing it won't last (the keeping up with blogging), but thanks! We're doing great :)

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  2. Ha, I think Katie Grimm may think the invitation strategy for next time. I bet she was swamped. Enjoy your day Jess.

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  3. The PAPfest is such a great idea. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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    1. I know, I love the concept of pitching a critique partner's story!

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  4. thanks for these, I'm writing Katie's name down in my book of agents :)

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    1. Aha -- Glad she saw this. I was just about to email Marcy a link to this blog with Katie's name highlighted, when I thought to check and see if she'd already been here. :D

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  5. I love that you gather these tweets up for us. A big thank you :)

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  6. I thought I told you to get some rest! With all of these links. no way you got any sleep!!

    Thanks! :)

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    1. I'm still running on adrenaline a little~ it's only been seven days :) It'll fade away and then I'll start crying from sleep deprivation!

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  7. Just checked out Greenhouse Literary's site--thanks so much for the tip. Love their slogan, "where writers grow." Sounds like a fun place :-) And when we don't see you around for awhile, we will totally understand! I bet your little one is a cutie...

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    1. I love the Greenhouse website. Sarah's blogposts are full of great information too, so check the archives for posts if you have extra time!

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  8. There is a definite art to social networking. Some of us are really talented and get it right first time.

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  9. I've learned the rejections aren't a bad thing. It's just mean an agent doesn't want to read your ms more than once. And there are MANY books on the bookshelves that I've felt the same about. There are only a few that I would love to read more than once.

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  10. Thanks, Jess, I always love getting these tidbits from your blog :)

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  11. Thanks Jess, this is awesome. Especially since I'm researching agents right now.

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