Tag Archives: Publishing

On (mostly) closing my slush pile

I owe you all several blog posts. Things have been pretty busy around here lately. I completed my summer experiment in changing the way I receive submissions, and overall I was very pleased with the results. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Here’s what’s happening this summer

I dare you, agents. I double dare you to close your slush pile, take a sweep of the internet, and solicit submissions from marginalized ppl. — sarah HANNAH gómez (@shgmclicious) February 6, 2016 Okay, here we go! I am now … Continue reading

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A different way of doing things

I dare you, agents. I double dare you to close your slush pile, take a sweep of the internet, and solicit submissions from marginalized ppl. — sarah HANNAH gómez (@shgmclicious) February 6, 2016 The first time I saw this tweet … Continue reading

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I only like book fairs when I am at book fairs.

I have this problem with book fairs, which is that I hate them at all times unless I am actually at them. It doesn’t matter how many fairs I go to (and I’m well into double figures now), and it … Continue reading

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On finding the right agent

I recently read a manuscript that I thought had amazing potential. The concept really drew me in, I loved the characters, and although I felt that the plot wasn’t hanging together very well in places, it was nothing that couldn’t … Continue reading

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OUP ‘bans’ pigs in books. Except not for the reasons you think.

Before I start this little rant, I need to make sure everybody knows a few things about how children’s publishing works. Here we go: Illustrated publishing (including children’s publishing) runs on co-editions. A co-edition is where two or more editions … Continue reading

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On Queries

Michelle Hauck interviewed me last week for her excellent ‘Query Questions’ series, which provides insight into how different agents deal with the queries they receive. If you read through the series you’ll notice quite a bit of variation, which just … Continue reading

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