Ask Daphne! Any chance in the ‘verse?

August 29th, 2008

A lovely pair of shoes from shoemaker Poetic License for Marina, who asks, “Lately I find myself gravitating toward YA novels in verse. In fact, I’m more than halfway through writing the first draft of my own YA verse novel, and I’m wondering what you think of them. Are you interested in receiving queries for this type of book?”

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Ask Daphne! What about contest submissions?

August 29th, 2008

Shoes that were given away in a contest for C.C., who writes, “Okay I have written a manuscript and am now trying to find a good publisher. I had a publisher interested but when he found out I was only 14 he kind of stopped writing back. Then I found a web site about the Random House Young Novel writing contest. But if submit my manuscript, I am legally not allowed to send in the novel into anyone else until they pick the winner in roughly 8 months. I was really hoping you could give me some insight on what is a good decision, to submit or not to submit.”

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The latest news

August 28th, 2008
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Another nice review for Suite Scarlett from the blog >YA Romance Challenge. Also…

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Ask Daphne! I’m not a copycat, I swear.

August 27th, 2008

Gucci shoes — or are they knockoffs? — for Jenny today, who writes, “I’m an unpublished author with a novel almost polished enough to query. Today I stumbled upon a best-selling author’s blurb for her next novel due out at the end of the year. It’s eerily similar to the premise of mine. Since this author is a best-seller and I’m a nobody, will this hurt my chances of publication?”

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Linkapalooza

August 26th, 2008

Not feeling at my best today, I’m afraid, but there’s still a lot of great stuff out there on the interwebs to read. Such as…

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