Miss Snark’s Baker’s Dozen 2013 Agent Auction

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Attention writers! It’s that time of year again for the Miss Snark blog’s mega contest! The prize is page requests from literary agents, up to full manuscript requests!

This is the contest that led me to working with my agent. It yields results!

Click here for all the details.

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Write On Con Aug 13-14

Just a reminder that tomorrow Write On Con starts, the free online conference for kidlit writers created by kidlit writers. Many events do not require you to participate live; blog posts, interviews, and videos can be viewed at any time when you get the chance. There are hosted chats and live forum events, so […]


BEA week and announcement!

This week is the big NYC publishing trade show Book Expo America (BEA), which is primarily for industry types, but over the past few years it has also opened up for bloggers and book fans.

The Armchair BEA blog has a lot of cool stuff going on this week, including giveaways and features. I’m not […]


Agent News!

I’m so excited to share wonderful news: I signed with a literary agent!

I received a few gentle reminders from fellow writers that it’s customary to post a “How I Got My Agent” story. (Optional: stuff full of gifs.) Happy to oblige!

Hopefully my story can show how much each journey toward publication varies. […]


Write On Con Pitch Fest 2013!

For writers of Young Adult and Middle Grade, here’s an opportunity to pitch to literary agents, and a chance to receive feedback ahead of time, the Write On Con Mid-Winter Pitch Fest. Write On Con is a free online conference held over the summer. I participated the last two years and made a lot […]


Upcoming Opportunities for Writers

Happy Friday!

I’ve gathered some great writing opportunities coming up in the next few months that will help with writing craft and preparation for pursuing publication:

Can’t make it to one of the big summer conferences? Write On Con is an online writing conference held August 14-15 focused on children’s lit: Young Adult, Middle Grade, picture books, chapter books. […]