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Friday, January 24, 2014

The Bent Agency Wish Lists (MG/YA/Adult) and more publishing internships!

Quick FYI post today~

Check out the current wish lists of The Bent Agency agents Jenny Bent and Susan Hawk. They're looking for a variety of manuscript submissions, from middle grade/young adult to adult. Click the link below to view the posts!

Jenny Bent's Wish List~ January 2014

Susan Hawk's Wish List~ January 2014


Spencer Hill Press is looking for interns to join their team. Deadline to apply is February 1.

"Interns will have opportunities such as interacting with authors, reading ARCs, 

running book club related events, interacting with readers via social media, and 

learning more about the publishing industry."

Details are HERE.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Contests, Agent Info, Internships!

Hi All! I've got a few items to pass along.


1/18-1/19: Sun Vs. Snow: This one is for picture books, middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult manuscripts. The submission window is tomorrow and Sunday. Click HERE for details.

And thanks to a website I discovered called Sub It Club, I found these opportunities (and there are more listed on the website~ for both published/unpublished writers~ so check it out!):

1/23: Writing and Illustrating’s First Page Critique Contest – Enter to win a first page critique from Agent Sean McCarthy. For January only, anyone who submits a picture book will get their names placed in the hat twice. (Make sure you note that your submission is a picture book.)

1/1 – 1/31: Highlights Fiction Contest - Short stories up to 800 words. No crime, violence, or derogatory humor. Manuscripts or envelopes should be clearly marked FICTION CONTEST. Those not marked in this way will be considered as regular submissions to Highlights. (Entrants must be at least 16 years old at the time of submission.)


Janet Reid posted her thoughts and a warning about copyright registration for your manuscript. I know most of us don't worry about that sort of thing, but it's worth reading, just to see the type of scams that are out there. Click HERE to read the post.

Agent Susan Hawk (represents picture books, chapter books, middle grade, & young adult fiction/non-fiction) answered questions for the blog I Write For Apples's Query. Sign. Submit. series. It's a great/thorough post! Read the interview HERE.


The Bent Agency is looking for two interns who love to read picture books and middle grade/YA books. Check out the application post HERE.

Friday, January 3, 2014

RELEASE DAY! The Headhunters Race by Kimberly Afe (YA Adventure, Danger, and a Helluva Race)

Do you love reading about adventure, danger, and characters who wrestle with extreme external and internal challenges? You're about to get your fill with Kimberly Afe's The Headhunters Race:

I am thrilled and honored that Kimberly has allowed me to participate in the release of her book, one that I've followed excitedly since setting eyes on her first pages. If you want to know how to draw readers in with plotting, buy this. If you want to know what people mean when they talk about writing a book with a "hook," buy this. If you want to support one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted writers/bloggers/moms out there, buy this.

Click here to buy The Headhunters Race (only $3.99!)

Rafflecopter Giveaway (scroll down to enter)

There are 3 prize packs to giveaway.   The Giveaway includes a copy of the eBook + the SAS Survival Handbook (2 of these to giveaway) and also giving away a copy of the eBook + a $25 Amazon gift card – the Rafflecopter lists all of these prize packs. 

The Survival Handbook is awesome – we have it. :)

Book Summary
Sixteen-year-old Avene was sentenced to prison at thirteen for a crime she didn't commit. Now she has a chance to win her freedom back – if she enters the Headhunters Race. Second prize isn't so bad either, an upgrade to the Leisure Prison if you make it to the finish line. To win either prize, Avene and the other prisoners must navigate one hundred and fifty miles of dense forest, desert, and worst of all, cannibal territory.

With a mechanical collar timed to strangle the prisoners if they're not back in nine days, Avene allies herself with seventeen-year-old McCoy, another prisoner that insists on helping her at every turn and a boy she's trying hard not to fall for. Together they battle nature, other prisoners, and the timed death collars to win the coveted prize. But when Avene is tested with one deadly conflict after another, she realizes there is more at stake than winning her freedom – first she has to survive.

Author Bio
Kimberly is the mother of two awesome kids, wife of the nicest man in the world, and her dog's best friend. She works by day and writes middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels in her spare time. She lives with her family in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.

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