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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Twitter Tuesday~New Agent, Advice, & Open Submission Call

Since it was the week of Christmas I didn't make it onto Twitter much at all. But I did manage to catch a few great tweets for you. This one is from a literary intern on how many queries she read versus how many she passed on to the agent she reads for (AA stands for awesome agent. How cool is that?!):
@AC_Johnson89 Before I go, for those of you wondering: out of the 140 queries I read yesterday I sent 7 on to AA. 1 of which wasn't even a query.

Writers Digest and Chuck Sambuchino bring to our attention a new agent looking for YA. You don't want to miss this one. I've been Twitter & blogging friends with Vickie for a while and she rocks:
@WritersDigest New agent seeking YA as well as adult fiction: Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Associates http://tinyurl.com/3xvhb54

New agent extraordinaire let's us know what she wants to see in a query:
@Vickie_Motter My blog today: I answer the credentials question. What should you include in your query? http://tinyurl.com/265z6r7

Do you write science fiction or fantasy for adults? If so you don't want to miss this. It's an open call for submissions from Angry Robot Books, a sci-fi/fantasy imprint that doesn't normally open it's doors. Brought to us by my friend Em:
@EmApocalyptic RT @SFXmagazine: Calling all aspiring novelists: @angryrobotbooks open to unsolicited manuscripts, 1 month only in 2011 - http://ow.ly/3sNCG  

Jane Friedman of Writer's Digest gives us a late holiday gift with this link to her post of fantastic links for writers:
@JaneFriedman My best posts for writers from 2010: http://bit.ly/eIcDXI [plus a photo of my cat, Zelda!]

With the holidays over I will hopefully be much better about bringing you more links! I have to warn you though, I've been hearing crickets on Twitter lately because most of the publishing world takes the week between Christmas and New Year's off.

13 comments:

  1. Heather, this is great! I especially like, and can use, the query information from Vickie Motter. Even when you don't visit much... you get so much for everyone. Thank you!

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  2. Another great Twitter round up! Twitter is indeed very quiet. I haven't been on that much, either - it's kind of nice to have a break, I must say!

    Hope you had a great Christmas.

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  3. I'm glad it's helpful Karlene! You should definitely query Vickie! She's a great lady. Check out her blog too if you haven't yet.

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  4. I have to agree Talli. The break has been nice. I'm eager to get back to it in the New Year though! Thank you, I had an excellent Christmas. I hope you did too!

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  5. Thanks for steering me toward Vickie's blog and for the other links. :0) Christy

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  6. Oh! New agent! Thanks so much for sharing. I don't know why, but I can NEVER find pertinent tweets like this. You're awesome.

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  7. Thank you, Heather! A great help, as always :)

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  8. You're welcome Shayda and Bethany! Glad I could help.

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  9. Thanks, Heather. You did Yeoman work (pun on my last name, of course) in doing so much groundwork for all of us. Thank you very much, Roland

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  10. LOL! I like that Roland. You're quite welcome!

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  11. Good round up here Heather, all good stuff.

    About Twitter, I have to agree, I hear the I crickets too. I've stopped in a few times and the feed is sloooow. It'll be kickin' next week though, I'm sure! :-)

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  12. Thanks for the update Heather. I'm gearing up for the first round of queries in 2011. This will be the year for us, right?

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