Pitch Contest Lessons: Host Addition

Kadee Carder and I have just finished the final days of #PitProm. With three winners, Team Fantasy came out on top with two out of three Queens being from our court. I might be absurdly proud. The next few weeks will be interviews with the winner; however, today is a day of reflection. I've learned... Continue Reading →

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Internship

A while ago, I encouraged you all to check out internships at literary agencies and publishers. Those who have interned or are interning generally do better on contests. Why? Because they have the PR powerhouses behind them. They're known in the literary world. They're working on their craft (not just writing but marketing) daily. Practice makes... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Intern

Literary agencies are the gate keepers to the publishing world. They connect writer to publisher to audience. Fantastic folks who work hard for relatively little pay. Agents are masters of social media, and a good percent are published authors themselves. From the last few pitch contests, I've noticed a trend - interns at literary agencies... Continue Reading →

#PitMad is this Week!!!

Imagine me with a megaphone. Here, I sit bellowing at you - yes, you aspiring authors out there - because the madness and mayhem of #PitMad is coming. While many know and love #PitMad, let's give a quick explanation for those who don't. The lovely and wonderful Brenda Drake has set up a pitch contest... Continue Reading →

Rejection in Writing

Some consider rejection a rite of passage for authors. It's a rare individual who gets a contract from a literary agent and a Top 5 publisher on the first book they've written and submitted. There are plenty of lists numbering off the times famous authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King were rejected prior to... Continue Reading →

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