Rights Fair Preparations

March 16th, 2009

So, as I’ve been twittering lately, later this week I head to NYC, and then on to Italy for the Bologna Book Fair. And while, yes, it’s Italy in the Spring, with all the good food, great scenery, nice weather and such that that implies, but it’s also a lot of work. Work I’m looking […]

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Have you read the comments lately?

March 13th, 2009

There’s been a new flurry of comments on last week’s Queryfail post, with kt literary client Maureen Johnson sharing her thoughts. A snippet: The guidelines aren’t that hard, and they’re there for a reason–to get everything organized and read correctly. It takes, what, a minute to read them? If you can’t correctly comprehend three lines […]

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Ask Daphne! About Women’s Fiction

March 12th, 2009

A little pink plaid for Amy Sue, who asks: I’m weeks away from querying agents. I checked your site and saw your authors, it seems like they all write YA, yet your submission guidelines say you like “witty women’s fiction.” Have you sold women’s fiction — is that an area you want to get into? […]

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Ask Daphne! About online promotion

March 11th, 2009

A fun spring shoe you can pick up online at Piperlime for Jamie, who writes: I don’t just want to write my story — I want the story to be like an online phenomenon. Women everywhere read this stuff, and if they can fall in love with the author who is out there on the […]

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I’m debating…

March 10th, 2009

…A no-snail-mail queries policy here at kt literary. As it stands right now, I do get the bulk of my queries from email, but every once in a while, I notice the pile of unread hard copy queries to go through, that unfortunately sit and sit and sit. My promise of a response within two weeks applies only to email queries, and with those coming fast and furious, it’s only when I’m caught up on them that I can spare the time to look at a snail-mail query.

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