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Take Your Writing By Storm with Chuck Sambuchino

Big News! We are absolutely giddy to announce a new monthly blogger – Chuck Sambuchino, of Writer’s Digest and Guide to Literary Agents fame! To celebrate, today we’re posting six amazing blogs from his vault of brilliance, and one brand … Continue reading

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Enter the 2014 “Worst Storyline Ever” Contest!

The contest starts today over at our new site today and is put on by Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest. Why is he having the contest? We’ll let him tell you: To celebrate the release of the brand-new 2015 Guide to Literary Agents, … Continue reading

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Classifying Your Book: How to Research & Target Literary Agents

By Chuck Sambuchino Once your book is finished, it’s time to start submitting to agents. For this, a simple first step is to create a new Microsoft Word or Excel document so you can keep detailed track of your submissions, target … Continue reading

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How to be an Agent’s ‘Dream Client’

By Chuck Sambuchino How does a literary agent define their “ideal client”? The question is extremely important because it’s one that factors into an agent’s mindset before and after they sign you. If an agent has read your complete novel … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Submission Tips — Agents Speak

by Chuck Sambuchino Getting a nonfiction book published is a completely different beast than querying for a novel. It involves things like a marketing plan, comparative title analysis, book proposals, professional credentials, and more. To help with this complicated submission … Continue reading

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How Does a New Agent Find Wonderful Writers?

By Nalini Akolekar For those of you who don’t know me, I started my publishing career back in the Stone Age as an editorial assistant at Silhouette Books.  I loved my job and was strongly encouraged to stay in the field, … Continue reading

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Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak

By Chuck Sambuchino Ready to send your book out and contact agents? The last thing you want to do is to rush that submission out the door and hurt your book’s chances. When submitting your all-important query to agents or … Continue reading

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Hanging Writing Rules Out to Dry

Note: Congratulations to Jeannie Intrieri. She’s the winner of the giveaway from Chuck Sambuchino’s November 1 post. By Kerry Lonsdale First off, I have to credit Natalia Sylvester’s October 8, 2013 post at The Debutante Ball as the inspiration for … Continue reading

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Agent Wisdom, Volume II: More Advice For Writers From Literary Agents

By Chuck Sambuchino Literary agents are full of great advice for writers. That’s why, whenever I am concluding an interview with an agent, I always end the encounter by asking “Is there any other piece of advice you’d like to … Continue reading

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Adapting Screenplay Structure to Genre Novels

Congratulations to Ella Quinn, the winner of Debbie Herbert’s contest last week. Ella, you can contact Debbie via her website. You’re lucky to be one of the first to read her debut book, Siren’s Secret! And the winner of Chuck … Continue reading

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