Decoding Agent Rejections

If you get a rejection from a literary agent, check this post to see what it means, and how your can succeed with your next submission.

Turn One Agent’s No into Another Agent’s Yes | WritersDigest.com.

Lou Treleaven Interviews Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown

Here’s an interview with an agent who represents books for children, Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown.

Click on the link to find out more about her.

An interview with Stephanie Thwaites, children’s agent at Curtis Brown | Lou Treleaven, writer.

Hone the Pitch for Your Picture Book

Read pitches by other children’s book writers, submit your own, or just follow along to learn more about the fine art of catching an agent’s eye. There is a contest too.

Susanna Leonard Hill: Would You Read It Wednesday #78 – Oakley’s Keys (PB) AND The Prize For The In Just Spring Contest!.

The Knight Agency, Inc. Represents Many Kinds of Books

Here’s another literary agency to consider. They have extensive resources on their site and represent a broad range of material.

Click on the link below to read their submissions policy.

Submission Guidelines :: The Knight Agency, Inc. — A Literary Agency.

Write a Funny Book for Kids and Get an Agent

Here’s a great opportunity for writers of humorous children’s books.

John M. Cusick


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Hey gang, check it out. The Greenhouse Funny Prize is back. And guess what: this year, it’s open to North American writers!

Last year’s competition saw over 700 entries, and Pip Jones was our winner. Julia Churchill quickly sold Pip’s book, SQUISHY McFLUFF, THE INVISIBLE CAT, to Faber Children’s Books in a 4 book pre-empt.

So we’re putting out a call for funny stuff, from quirky picture books to wry y.a. The winner will receive an offer of representation from Greenhouse.

Wait, what?

That’s right. The winner gets rep’d people. Not bad.

Entry guidelines:

The Greenhouse Funny prize is open to un-agented writers writing funny fiction for children of all ages.

To get a good sense of the voice and where the character is headed, we’d like to see the first 5,000 words PLUS a short description (a few lines) of the book AND a one page outline that…

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Literary Agent Barry Goldblatt Represents Writers for Children

Agent Barry Goldblatt will be at the 2013 Pikes Peak writer’s conference. Here’s is an interview on Literary Rambles.

Literary Rambles: Agent Spotlight: Barry Goldblatt.