Twitter Tuesday~Giveaways & Agent Advice

I'm sorry I don't  have a lot of Tweets for you this week but the holidays have kept me pretty busy. I did manage to catch a few really good ones though! Writers I know how curious you always are on what kind of trends agents are seeing in submission. Agent Mandy Hubbard reveals it here brought to us by my Twitter friend at LTWFblog:
@LTWFblog Literary Agent and Multi-Pubbed Author @MandyHubbard Posts On Trends in the Slush Pile: #amwriting #pubtip #writechat
(For my non-Twitter friends, a reminder that # followed by a word is a hashtag that allows you to search for any tweet that has it attached)

If you're submitting or plan to be soon, or even if you just want a good funny read, then you'll want to get in on this great giveaway by Chuck Sambuchino of Writer's Digest. Look what you could win:
@ChuckSambuchino Free book giveaway! Enter to win the 2011 Guide to Lit Agents, & my Gnome Attack book --

My Twitter friend Jolina caught this great tweet by author Jody Hedlund on whether or not a writer can make a profit self-publishing. Come on, you know you're curious:
@Jolina_Joy Can #Writers Realistically Make a Profit Self- #Publishing? (via @JodyHedlund)

Agent Jennifer Laughran helps us with the question of what happens after you get The Call from an agent:
@literaticat New blog post: Timelines, or, You got 'the call'... Yay you!...umm... now what happens?

Some query advice from a fabulous literary intern that you are going to want to heed:
@AC_Johnson89 Please don't drop all (or any) of these names in your query: J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, Stephenie Meyer and J.K. Rowling

Sorry the list wasn't longer but hopefully you find something interesting or helpful in these tidbits!


  1. Love these tweets, Heather, and it's great to learn about a new literary intern! Thankyou.

  2. Good round-up here Heather. I'm particularly interested in the Slush Pile Trends and the one about The Call. Thanks for taking the time to gather these up to share, I might have missed them otherwise! I'm clicking over now.

  3. You're welcome Linda! I really recommend following @AC_Johnson89. She is beyond awesome!

    You're welcome Talli!

  4. Lindsey, those are great links, you'll love them! And you're very welcome. :)

    You're welcome Golden Eagle!

  5. Once again your Tuesday post was insightful and vastly helpful. I read the posts linked and hate that I do not Tweet so as to listen to the new intern. Alas, I am a man of high hopes and low tech!

    May magic sparkle throughout the rest of your Christmas week! Roland

  6. Don't worry Roland, I'll keep you non-twitter peeps updated. ;)

  7. Thanks for the round up, Heather. I've been out of the loop, this past week or so. Much appreciated!
    Hope you have a great Christmas!

  8. You are twitterific, Heather. :)

    I hope you have a warm and wonderful Christmas. And here's to a spectacular 2011!

  9. You're welcome Cinette, I'm glad I could help!

  10. LOL! Thanks Lola. You have a wonderful Christmas and a spectacular 2011 to! I'll raise a glass to that!

  11. Thanks! I've just recently started to figure the Twitter thing out, but I can't keep up and must miss a ton! I appreciate the list and will check to see if I'm following AC_Johnson89 that you recommend. I appreciate your input on our blog. Thanks for stopping by during such a busy time! Christy

  12. Heather, these are great! I've been missing in action on twitter today. But will be back. You are the twitter master! Like a secretary to tell us what's important. Thank you!!!

  13. Don't worry Christy, it get's easier! You're welcome on the drop in. It's the holidays, friends are supposed to stop by. ;) Thank you for stopping by!

  14. I missed you on Twitter today Karlene! As busy as you are though I'm happy to help keep you up to speed!

  15. Thank you so much for the link to my post, Heather! Glad you found it interesting! :-)

  16. It was excellent Jody! And thank you for stopping by, and for following! It was like a little early Christmas gift. :)

  17. Thanks for these! I managed to keep up with most of these, but a few slipped through the cracks!


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