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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Contests and Agent News (with intern requests)!

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 becky@fineprintlit.com.

-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 @KristinHalbrook's NOBODY BUT US. Out Jan. 29th. Read it then submit to me if you got something like it!

-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!

Publishers Weekly
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 :)


  1. Hi Jess, good to see you back! As usual you've got a post full of goodies here. It's a surprise to hear that Vickie Motter is de-agenting though! Wow. Glad you had a good break :)

    1. I was a little surprised about Vickie's announcement too! She participated in lots of agent-judged contests in 2012.

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    1. And thanks for posting awesome-ness on Literary Rambles!

  3. Welcome back! And thanks for the info. =)

  4. Thanks for keeping us on top of the news!

  5. Great to see you back! Happy New Year, Jess!

  6. Welcome back! Always look forward to the 'news', truly how I keep up with the traditional publishing world most weeks. :-)

  7. You've been busy while you were away!! Thanks! :)

  8. Awesome roundup! Thanks for sharing all this. :)

  9. Back with a full post--thanks for the info Jess and I am curious to see the Best Books List. Off to do that now.

  10. It's great to have you back, Jess. And what a terrific post to kick off the New Year! Wow!

  11. Welcome back, Jess! I'm glad to see you're posting again.

  12. Hey! Happy you're back, and with great links once again. Thanks so much :-)

  13. Welcome back, Jess! Love all your great info! Now that I have my own agent, I don't need to do the contests anymore, but I still get excited when I see them. lol!

  14. Glad to see you back in the pool!

  15. Great to see you again. Agents looking for clients. How awesome.

    And yeah, guess we should be gearing up for Valentines.

  16. Welcome back.
    Great links here. Thanks for all the great info!!


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