How to Choose the Right Tone for Your Query Letter

If you are writing a query letter, you might want to click on the link below and read the short post first. It’s very informative.

re: What’s the Right Tone for a Query Letter? | DearEditor.com.

A Market for Novellas

A market for novellas and shorter nonfiction works at Amazon Singles. Read about it at the Authors Guild site.

Amazon’s Kindle Singles a Win for Readers, Authors | The Authors Guild.

Literary Rambles: Agent Spotlight: Kate Schafer Testerman

I met Kate Testerman at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. She is actively seeking clients. Click on the link to read about her background and interests.

Literary Rambles: Agent Spotlight: Kate Schafer Testerman.

What’s New in Children’s and YA Publishing

Harold Underdown recommends this excellent post summarizing trends in juvenile publishing from a panel at the recent American Book Producers Association conference.

Changes and Trends in Children’s and YA Publishing: An ABPA Panel.

How Not to Begin a Novel

Those first pages make all the difference. If you do not capture an agent’s, editor’s, or reader’s attention from the beginning, those eyes will move on to another story. In this post, literary agents tell us what not to include.

Writer Unboxed » What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents.

Barry Goldblatt Represents Books for Children and Young Adults

An interview with Barry Goldblatt. He will be at Pikes Peak next weekend!

Literary Rambles: Agent Spotlight: Barry Goldblatt.

A Free Contest for Middle Grade and YA

If your middle grade or YA novel has a pro-business theme, take a look at this opportunity! The deadline is at the end of this month. (Not for me. My ultimate bad guy is a big-time developer.)

No Fee Fiction Writing Contest with Cash and Contract – MG to Adult | Writing and Illustrating.

Don’t Let Agents, Editors, or Readers Stop After Your First Pages!

Check your opening and make sure these two reasons do not apply.

Top 2 Reasons Why I Pass On Sample Pages – Nelson Literary Agency.

Prepare Now for Submit-O-Rama in October

I just found out about this today. It’s another monthly challenge. This one is held in October, just before NaNoWriMo. The assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to submit as many things as many places as possible in one month. Read all about it by clicking the link below. Start collecting resources, reading interviews, and saving submission sites now for maximum effectiveness.

our lost jungle: :Submit-O-Rama:.