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scott-hungerford's picture
Sep.26.2013
In a couple of days I'll be announcing my first book on Amazon, an Arabian Nights fantasy called 'Wish' set in the city of Emerald - a place that used to be Seattle not so long ago!  With that button click I'm going to be starting a whole new adventure in my quest to become a published author...
scott-hungerford's picture
Sep.04.2013
I started writing novels back about fifteen years ago, but only got into the real game of conventions, professional queries and agent pitching a few years ago at Writer's Weekend here in Seattle back around 2006 or so.  While I initially made some great contacts in New York with my earlier...
chris-h-stevenson's picture
May.19.2013
You don't need an agent to be published. There are myriads of publishers out there that take un-agented subs and, quite surprisingly, dozens that offer token and higher advances plus distribution. For some reason, the larger, more prestigious small press houses refer to themselves as "...
cassandra-dunn's picture
May.07.2013
It happened today. I got the call. Writers talk about "getting the call" like it's some mythical thing, a fairy godmother moment when all of your dreams magically come true. Because it is. Today my agent, the passionate, brilliant, patient mentor of my dreams, Harvey Klinger, called me to say that...
cassandra-dunn's picture
Feb.28.2013
This whole crazy journey I'm on started when I was about my daughter's age, and had no idea I was even on a journey. I wrote my first short story when I was 8 or 9, and never looked back. I wrote from then on, without even thinking about why. At first I just wrote stories for my sister and step-...
kalpana-r-j's picture
Feb.06.2013
  Small Fish Talented and Quite Brilliant Writer Seeks a Big Shark Agent to Help Navigate and Eventually Rule the Publishing World.  I have published one book of Poetry, three books on Feminism and Literature and three books on the Biography of a 19th century Theosophist.  I am...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.24.2013
Photo: Brown University's University Building, built in 1770.  From Brown University's Wikipedia page.   A few quick things:   --It's my birthday, and I need some lovins.  Cuz I'm old.   --Having a writers group meeting at my house tomorrow between 5pm and whenever....
nina-amir's picture
Nov.17.2012
You can read tons of articles or blog posts about how to write a query letter or book proposal that makes a literary agent want to take you on as a client. And it’s all well and good to know how to pitch. But what really makes an agent want to take you on as a client? Today, literary agent Jeff...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.15.2012
Every year during WNFIN, I ask a few literary agents to offer trips about how to write book proposals and query letters. (You can read some here, here, here, and here, or search the site for more.) This year, I’ve  asked my experts to discuss what agents and acquisitions editors seek–what...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.14.2012
Many writers no longer feel they need a literary agent. They figure they can self-publish (or blog) their way to a traditional publishing deal—or forget about traditional publishers totally. Yet, literary agents continue to serve a valuable role, and many indie authors eventually end up needing...