It's been a lovely break, but I'm excited to jump back into the blogging community with all of you!
-The amazing Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency is looking for two new remote interns! Click HERE for details.
-Likewise, FinePrint Literary Management, home to many stellar agents, recently posted this on Twitter:
Seeking a seriously smart & talented intern for a remote internship w FPLM! Please send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary Agency is looking for new YA clients and tweeted this (here's a link to the book she mentioned, Nobody But Us):
Oh! I'd also like a submission like
NOBODY BUT US. Out Jan. 29th. Read it then submit to me if you got something
-Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management is retiring from agenting. Click HERE for her announcement post.
Looking for your dream agent? Here are two upcoming contests:
Miss Snark's First Victim Secret Agent Contest:
Entry Day: Monday, January 14th
Entry Time: 12-5, EDT
Accepted Entries: Young Adult and Middle Grade, all genres
Click HERE for entry details
Cupid's Blind Speed Dating:
Entry Days: January 11,15, 18, 24, 29 and February 1
Genres: Most genres/age categories (Cupid will be posting bios of all the initial-round judges and what entry day they will be judging...for instance, those with middle grade manuscripts might want to enter on January 15, when Marissa Burt and Tara Dairman~ middle grade writers~ will be judging)
Participating Agents: To Be Announced
Click HERE for a vital information post!
Finally, in case you missed it, Publisher's Weekly posted its Best Books of 2012 list. Click the link for details.
The list mostly adult and nonfiction, but even the most ardent of young adult/middle grade novel enthusiasts can glean wisdom from reading books aimed at their own age group on occasion :)