Attention: Teens in Need!

September 1st, 2017

This week, KT client, Grace Li, will begin teaching high school in the Bronx. The school is badly in need of books for teens, especially teens of color, and Grace is hoping for some assistance from the YA community in stocking the shelves! She originally planned to have her own personal books shipped from her […]

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About My Query 16

August 11th, 2017
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Recently, at the SCBWI Summer Conference, I did a three-hour workshop on queries: what they should include, how to structure them, how to write them, and how to improve them. We’ve been posting About My Query critiques for years now on the blog, and while it’s not a regular feature, it is something we like […]

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About My Query 15

March 10th, 2017
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[Note from Kate: Sara is out of the office today, dealing with a personal matter, but asked me to post her latest About My Query critique.] Thank you so much for sending this query in for a critique – let’s dive in… Dear KT Lit, A failed assassination attempt is the first warning Major Katja […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query 14

February 16th, 2017

Today’s About My Query brought to you by Hilary Harwell! Dear [Agent]: I found your interview on […] and think you’ll enjoy my 63,000 word YA novel, Invisible Me. I did a developmental edit with agent Elizabeth Kracht from Kimberley Cameron and Associates to be sure it’s up to snuff. It’s about a girl who […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query 13

February 10th, 2017

It’s time for another About My Query! Dear Agent, Given your interest in romance and erotic literature, I wanted to contact you about my novel, Sex, Money and the Price of Truth, for which I’m currently seeking representation. This erotic novel blends romance, suspense and a fascinating exploration of the power of secrets. It captures the […]

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