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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.


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!

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


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!


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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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. :)

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

    Wonderful that you received a conference scholarship. Have fun!

  10. 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. :)

  11. 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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