Since I was editing until my eyes bled (not really, don't worry, it just felt like it) I didn't make it on Twitter much last week. But I did catch a great contest and some good advice for you. This first one is from agent Sarah LaPolla brings us this tweet from an agent who answers the ever popular word count question: @sarahlapolla Children's/MG/YA Writers: If you're still questioning what your word count should be, read this post by @literaticat: http://bit.ly/ke1Wgp
Would you like your first 30 pages critiqued by an editor with a great mid-sized house? Then check this out:
@HeatherMcCorkle Fabulous interview & giveaway with @EgmontGal editor with Egmont USA! http://tinyurl.com/3rvaxt2 Not to be missed! #WritersRoad #writing
Agent Sarah LaPolla muses upon the evolution of YA:
@sarahlapolla In which I talk about the evolution of YA literature... w/ no real conclusion: http://bit.ly/kH1Z4X
Agent Ginger Clark brings us a tough truth about traditional publishing:
@Ginger_Clark Authors: it's a sad fact, but the title you have your heart set on probably won't survive marketing and publicity's input
Wondering about trends in YA? Agent Mandy Hubbard dishes:
@MandyHubbard After 37 meetings at every major publisher, I give you: An Epic Post on Trends in YA and MG: http://tinyurl.com/3wtzwh3 #Kidlitchat
Have a YA contemporary about teens and their summer job? Agent Mandy Hubbard wants to see it if so:
@MandyHubbard You know what I would *LOVE* for my list? A contemp YA built around a group of teens and their crappy (summer?) job. Snarky & fun.
Writer Shelley Watters brings us another fantastic agent-judged contest. Hurry and sign up!
@Shelley_Watters Speaking of contests - go check out my blog - I've got an agent-judged contest starting soon! Go sign up! http://shelleywatters.blogspot.com/
Feel free to leave a link to anything great I may have missed, even if it's one of your own tweets!