iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

What are the top reasons literary agents reject a manuscript? Seven literary agents each share the top three reasons why they turn down a manuscript.   https://youtu.be/xDMnYpR8C-k   FEATURED AGENTS: Cortney Radocaj, Literary Agent, Belcastro Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/CortneyRadocaj Website: https://www.cortneyradocaj.com/ Agency page: http://www.belcastroagency.com/about_us/ Kaitlyn Johnson, Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaitylynne13 Freelance editing: … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

Jenna Moreci Interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly About How to Query Literary Agents

Jenna Moreci, indie author of THE SAVIOR’S CHAMPION and EVE: THE AWAKENING and YouTube sensation, interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly about querying literary agents.   Questions discussed in the interview:  What exactly is a literary agent, and how did you get into that line of work? How do writers typically find and engage with literary … Continue reading Jenna Moreci Interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly About How to Query Literary Agents

Writers Helping Writers Blog: Why Writers Shouldn’t Query Self-Published Books

Have you self-published a novel you had originally intended to send to literary agents (to see how it did)? Or, did you self-publish a novel, decide that publishing path wasn’t for you, and now want to send that book to literary agents? Let’s talk about why sending previously self-published books to literary agents (or publishers) … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: Why Writers Shouldn’t Query Self-Published Books

Writers Helping Writers Blog: How Should You Publish Your Book?

Traditional, Self, Indie, Vanity, & Hybrid Publishing Do you aspire to write a book and be an author one day? If so, you are not alone. According to Joseph Epstein, author, essayist, short-story writer, and editor, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them.” However, not every single person with the … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How Should You Publish Your Book?

Writer’s Digest Blog: How Freelance Developmental Editors Fit into Today’s Publishing Landscape

I’m about to say something controversial. Are you ready? Freelance book editors aren’t necessary to get published. I know, crazy right? And coming from a freelance book editor, no less. Here’s the thing: Editors can be helpful in getting a manuscript ready for publication. Think about it—at some point, all writers are new to this … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: How Freelance Developmental Editors Fit into Today’s Publishing Landscape

Writer’s Digest Blog: 10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out in the Slush Pile

It’s been said that literary agents are the gatekeepers to the (traditional) publishing industry. Every year agents receive thousands of submissions in their respective query boxes—both unsolicited and solicited. Many agents also work full-time jobs separate from their work at an agency. Needless to say, they are incredibly busy people. As a result, the unsolicited … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: 10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out in the Slush Pile

Twitter Event Recap: #RevPit #10queries, February 2019

HEYA, BOOK NERDS! On Friday, February 15, 2019, I participated in Revise and Resub’s #10queries event on Twitter along with a fabulous team of freelance editors. Writers had the chance to submit their queries and first five pages into a drawing. Ten submissions were randomly selected for each editor, which were critiqued through the #10queries event on … Continue reading Twitter Event Recap: #RevPit #10queries, February 2019

iWriterly Co-Launches New Monthly YouTube Show, Publishable

Ever wondered which publishing path is best for you—self, traditional, or hybrid publishing? Have you always wanted to better understand the nuances of each in order to determine the best home for your book? Publishable is a monthly YouTube show, where experts from across the publishing spectrums join forces. Learn which path might be best … Continue reading iWriterly Co-Launches New Monthly YouTube Show, Publishable

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more of) your manuscript. Some literary agents will only read the manuscript pages if the query entices them enough, other agents will read both the query and pages for each submission they receive, and yet others will read the pages … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query