Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

Dear Query Hack, In the land of everlasting sun, girls await the Matching and obey the godsdamned Rules, but Isa Morta is sick of walking on eggshells. She's got a guaranteed ticket out—the ability to make the crimson desert tremble with her rage. Very intriguing opening!  Hiding behind a lifetime of pain, she finds herself … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict

Tired of getting form rejections from agents? Or, perhaps you haven’t started querying yet and you’re looking to stand out in the query box. Learn how to write specific vs. vague conflict in a query in this iWriterly video. The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Interview: Kaitlyn Johnson | When to Query & the Realities of Submission

Literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency answers our questions on: An overview of what a typical day looks like as a literary agent What an editorial agent is How many clients are agents acquiring each year and how it differs between established and up-and-coming agents who are looking to build their lists … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Interview: Kaitlyn Johnson | When to Query & the Realities of Submission

Query Hack: Critique #18 – YA Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, Sixteen-year-old high school track star Ember Meadows gives up on normal after her dad disappears into the river from their car wreck. Ember hopes to hide in the basement of her dad’s coffee shop. Instead, she uncovers a hidden door that opens to Espereva, a realm familiar to her from a childhood … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #18 – YA Fantasy

iWriterly Video: Questions to Ask Literary Agents on “The Call”

For writers hoping to traditionally-publish their manuscripts and who are seeking literary representation, "the call" is when a literary agent and writer will talk about a possible business relationship (and usually when an agent offers representation). Join Meg LaTorre in this iWriterly video to learn what questions you should ask literary agents on "the call" … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Questions to Ask Literary Agents on “The Call”