This week is filled with even more agent advice than I usually dig up on Twitter. This first tweet is from Chuck Sambuchino of Writers Digest who brings us another great new agent who is looking for middle grade and young adult writers:
@ChuckSambuchino RT @CynLeitichSmith New #agent Joan Slattery seeks MG/YA at Pippin Properties: http://bit.ly/gZYniS
Agent Natalie Fischer was tweeting some great advice about query letters. Here are a few of the tweets that I caught:
@Natalie_Fischer How to shoot yourself in the foot in a query: typos. Wrong agent name. HUGE word count. "To Whom It May Concern." #queries
@Natalie_Fischer Cont: apologizing for the submission. Incoherent letter/plot. Bitterness. "My test readers loved it!" Books 2 and 3 complete. #queries
Agent Marisa Corvisiero announces her search for a literary intern. If you're interested in agenting and qualify then this is an opportunity you don't want to miss!
@mcorvisiero Literary Intern Search... http://nblo.gs/bAJ7l
Agent and author Mandy Hubbard gives us a bit of advice well worth heeding:
@MandyHubbard Hey guys: that whole underline-the-words-you-want-italicised thing disappeared with the typewriter. Just use italics! #pubtip
Editor Regina Griffin shares a bit of bad news about Borders (It isn't look good for them peeps. I hope you're buying books for the holidays!):
@Regina_Griffin More sad/bad news for Borders. RT @PublishersWkly: Borders Sales Disappoint, Loss Soars; Liquidity Issues Arise http://bit.ly/eM6X3u
Jane Friedman of Writers Digest brings us a gift of truly valuable advice about social media and online image:
@JaneFriedman My advice to writers on how to handle social media, transmedia, and online image: http://bit.ly/hIWcmb (part 2 of interview w/@ThereseWalsh)
Editor Megan Records joins in on the publishing tips:
@meganrecords Don't refer to yourself in the third person in your query letter. It's weird. #pubtip
Are there any great tweets you caught last week that I missed? Any good contests or advice maybe?