Before the Hero’s Journey

This fantastic blog post provides insight into a journey of great interest to writers of middle grade and young adult fiction–the path to individuation, and even better, that path as it relates to women and girls.

The post refers to many classic and recent books for writers for further investigation. I’m bookmarking this one, and you might like to as well. Click on the link below to check it out.

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Put Forth Your Very Best: Revise

Thoughts on revision. You are not alone. It is depressing. It is, however, (in most cases) what separates authors from hobby scribblers. By the way, this is an excellent blog for YA writers.

WOW Wednesday: S.T. Underdahl on Revising When Your Head and Your Heart Agree.

YA Debut Author Anne Blankman’s Route to Publication

How do you get published? The answer is different for every writer. Here’s one author’s story. Your route will not be the same, but you will pick up some valuable information about the road. Don’t forget to check out other interviews in this excellent blog’s archive.

Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire: An SAT with YA Debut Author Anne Blankman.

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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If You Write YA with a Strong Female Lead, This Agent Might Want You!

Read this new interview to find out about Jessica Regel.

Literary Agent Jessica Regel of Jean V. Naggar Literary Seeks New Clients | WritersDigest.com.

Information About Kerry Sparks, Agent for Middle Grade and YA Fiction

If you write middle grade or young adult fiction, take a look at the page for Kerry Sparks at the Levine/Greenberg Literary Agency, Inc.

Click on the link below for an introduction and basic submission information. You can also plug her name into a favorite search engine to find interviews with her.

Kerry Sparks.

Agent Laura Biagi Represents Novels for Adults and Children | WritersDigest.com

If you write middle grade or YA fiction, here’s a great new agent for you. Click on the link below for complete information.

Agent Laura Biagi Represents Novels for Adults and Children | WritersDigest.com.