Friday, January 29, 2016

Oscar Nominations: How Is It Done?

Hello, Readers!

The Diversity in Oscar nominations is an issue this year. It got me to wonder how are Oscar nominations selected. following is an explanation I found on the website ANIME NEWS NETWORK. Please click on the link to read the full article. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello, Readers.

It has been a while since I made a post. I am busy working. Occasional I take time to post info from my Inbox.

Some of you have sent emails asking are there any new script agents seeking writers. I've been keeping an eye out. All the new agents I've heard of so far are literary agents. To bad they don't do screenplays.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Literary Agent's Seeking Authors

3 New Agents Seeking Submissions NOW

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

1. Leigh Eisenman of Hannigan Salky Geltzer (HSG) Agency

She is seeking: Leigh seeks submissions in the areas of literary and commercial fiction for adults, and
is particularly drawn to: flawed protagonists she can't help but fall in love with (Holden Caulfield was her
 first crush); stories that take place in contemporary New York, but also any well-defined, vivid setting;
 and given her background, novels set in law firms or involving lawyers (but not legal thrillers). On the
 nonfiction side, Leigh is interested in foodie/cookbooks (especially baking and - maybe conversely -
healthy cooking), health and fitness, lifestyle, and select narrative nonfiction.

2. Mitch Hoffman of Aaron Priest Literary Agency

He is seeking: Mitch is actively building a client list of authors writing across the spectrum of fiction
and nonfiction, including thrillers, suspense, crime fiction, and literary fiction, as well as narrative
 nonfiction, politics, popular science, history, memoir, current events, and pop culture.

3. Alexa Stark of Trident Media Group

She is seeking: Alexa's interests are wide-ranging, but she is particularly drawn to literary
 fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, young adult, memoir, narrative nonfiction, popular
science, cultural criticism and women's issues.

13 Literary Agents Seeking Southern Fiction NOW 

In celebration of my three new books released this September, I'm doing a lot of special
lists of agents seeking queries right NOW. My most recent list (on the Writers in the Storm
 Blog) is 13 Literary Agents Seeking Southern Fiction NOW.

All the 14 agents listed below personally confirmed to me as of fall 2015 that they are
 actively Southern fiction novels submissions for adults NOW. Some gave personal notes
 about their tastes while some did not. Good luck querying! And please note there is a giveaway
 going on with this contest. One random commenter will be chosen to win any of my 3
most recent books.

1. Sarah Joy Freese (Wordserve Literary)

How to submit : Please address queries to: admin [at] In the subject
 line, include "Query for Sarah: [title]." Sarah will contact you within 60 days if interested.
 Paste the first 5 pages of the book into the email below the query.

2. Julie Gwinn (The Seymour Agency)

How to submit: E-query julie [at] Send a query and the first
5 pages of your work pasted into the email.

See the full list of 13 agents here.

The Nickelodeon Writing Program: Call for Entries Open Now!

Hello, everyone!

I got this in my inbox. Check it out.

We are committed to bringing writers around the world quality resources and career opportunities.
Date: January 18, 2016
Nickelodeon Writing Program CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Nickelodeon Writing Program: Call for Entries Open Now!

The Nickelodeon Writing Program offers aspiring television writers all over the globe, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their skills while writing for our live action and animated shows.  Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas.

The Program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to six months (for International writers) and up to one year (for U.S. writers).  The next submission period runs from January 2 – February 28, 2016.

Application and submission guidelines are available on our website

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Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Affordable Edits, Critiques, & Coverage

Happy New Year!

Wow! 2016! I wish everyone a good writing year, and I look forward to working with you. If you're interested in my writing services feel free to contact me at .  The fees are unchanged from last year.

Here are my current fees for this year. They have not changed from last year. The prices are still very reasonable. If you need help, feel free to contact me. I am always glad to help.

If you need help with your book or script/screenplay, feel free to try my services.

Coverage for Scripts/Screenplays: $50.00 

Edits / Proofread for Short Stories: $30.00

Treatments : $ 48.00 (2 - 3 pages; for scripts)

Edits/Proofread:  $48.00  (proofread for scripts)

Critique :  $58.00 ( for scripts)

Query Letters :  $28.00 (scripts/books): 

Synopsis :  $38.00 (script/books): 

Edits/ Proofread for Books$85.00

Critiques for Books:  $100.00
( If you are not able to pay in full, the payment for any service can be made on installment - divided in half. If you would like to use my service, let me know whether you need  to pay on installment or can pay in full. I am willing to be flexible.)

Some people request edits and critiques together. If a writer wants both, to me this says the writer is not completely confident his or her script is ready. So I  recommend getting the critique first. Use the critique to redo the script. Once the script is just right, then request the edit.

However, there are script, screenplay, writers who insist on having both an edit and critique together.  So I offer an edit and critique combo at discount.

Edit &Critique Combo Discount: $66.00   This is a discount savings of $40.00

All payments are received by Paypal. If you cannot make Paypal payments you may mail payments in the form of cashier checks or money orders. NO personal checks

If you are interested in my services feel free to contact me at

Phone: (360) 696-4298
There's nothing like a good deal.

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