Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Agents To Query 10/24/2015

Here are two new agents seeking authors:

Newest Agents Seeking Queries NOW 

Click on any name below to see the full mini-profile on the GLA Blog (with submission instructions). Good luck querying! 

1. Tricia Skinner of Fuse Literary

She is seeking: All kinds of romance. 

2. Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary

She is seeking: As a literary agent, she is looking for new voices, character-driven fiction or nonfiction works that reflect an engagement with the world around us, literary thrillers, memoirs, YA literature and graphic novels.

Writing Tips: Queries, Novel Scenes,

Hello, readers!

Here's some helpful information from an email I got today.  


Tips for Queriers: The Query, the Synopsis, and the First Page 
Getting a literary agent is tough, and I know firsthand what it's like to query without getting requests. I know how frustrating the radio silence and form rejects can be. If you're querying, you want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of getting requests. Here are some of my tips for the three main pieces you send out querying: the Query, the Synopsis, and the First Page.
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6 Ways Winning a Writing Competition Helped Me Get Published
Since winning the WD grand prize of their writing competition, I've published sixty short stories and two novels. I have another novel and a linked short story collection coming out this year, and a contract on a fourth novel for 2016. Here's how winning a single major contest made the difference:
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wd-logo7 Things To Do After Finishing Your BookCongratulations! You finished your first book. Work-wise, you've accomplished 10 percent. Now for the hard part: doing what's required to get your book into a reader's hands. Do you know that an unknown self-published or small-press author only sells an average of up to 250 books? Once your friends and family members have purchased copies, where do you go from there?
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wd-logoBehind the Scenes of a Writing Competition with Thriller Judge Jodie Renner 
Today, as part of our Behind the Scenes of a Writing Competition series, Thriller judge Jodie Renner discusses how to avoid common mistakes and take your submission to the top. 
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WD staffers will teach at these upcoming writers conferences & events. Click below for the one closest to you. Most have agents attending as well whom you can pitch your book idea to. Check them out: