Other Big News!

May 31st, 2011

As of 6am tomorrow, June 1st, I am officially reopening to queries. Please visit our submissions page for full guidelines, and note a change from last year: I am no longer open to Women’s Fiction or Pop Culture Non-Fiction. I am ONLY accepting queries for young adult and middle grade novels. Be gentle on me, […]

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Big news!

May 31st, 2011

It’s official! From Comingsoon.net: Paramount Pictures is set to develop an adaptation of Let it Snow through Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz’s Fake Empire productions, Deadline reports. The book, a collection of three intertwining young adult novellas, was written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle and released in 2009. […] The project is […]

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Braaaaaaaains…

May 27th, 2011

Happy Friday all! Today marks the first Summer Friday in the publishing industry, when publishing companies close early to let their employees get away for the weekend, and agents rush around trying to make all their calls to editors before 12 noon Eastern. Or is that just me? Anyway, in celebration of the first official […]

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Ethical Vs. Effective

May 25th, 2011

I popped in to today’s YAlitchat, and read one anonymous poster’s theory that agents can be ethical or effective, but not both. Now, that was less than an hour ago, and that user no longer exists on Twitter, so possibly they were just there to brew a little ha ha. But it raised a point […]

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Teasers and Sample Chapters

May 25th, 2011

Over at Quirk Books, they’ve posted the first three chapters of Ransom Riggs’ debut novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and it got me to thinking: how often do free samples or teasers influence your decision to buy a book? For my part, my decision to buy books is usually influenced by what I’ve […]

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