Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

Dear Query Hack, 16-year-old Nessa Cruz wants to disappear. Better that than dealing with the aftermath of becoming Tumblr’s viral meme ‘Horror Anime Girl.’ The best she can do is vanish with her squad of awkward friends during lunch to an empty classroom, which has become their HQ. But when new girl Thadir wilts under … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

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

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Meg will be teaching a one-week query-writing class with SavvyAuthors, starting September 24, 2018.   Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0   Course Description: Just like writing a book is a skill acquired through hard work and practice, so is writing a query letter. A query is essentially a pitch for your novel in the form … Continue reading CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Getting published in today’s world is a test of a writer’s persistence, patience, and—most importantly—willingness to do a lot of hard work. When I first started digging into the weird world of book publishing, I remember having a few distinct feelings: Nausea A craving for cheese and carbs—ideally, both An overwhelming desire for a concise(ish) … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 2

Twitter has become a hub for authors, editors, literary agents, and other book publishing professionals to share industry insiders—not to mention the dozens of (amazing) Twitter contests for authors seeking literary representation for their unpublished manuscripts. One of the hashtags that continues to increase in popularity is #AskAgent. As I detailed in the first article in … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 2

Savvy Authors Blog: 11 “Easy” Steps to Getting a Literary Agent [PARODY]

Storytelling is in the very essence of our nature as humans. From the beginning of time, people have tried to make sense of the world through stories—from naming the stars and the deities behind them, to the causes of natural disasters, to the changing of the seasons. Nowadays, authors—the equally poor modern equivalent of a … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 11 “Easy” Steps to Getting a Literary Agent [PARODY]