[September 2015 saw the release of three of Chuck’s new books, the 2016 Guide to Literary Agents, the 2016 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, and his anti-clown humor book When Clowns Attack: A Survival Guide. Chuck will pick a commenter of this post at random as winners after 2 weeks, and those winners can receive theirContinue reading “Crafting a Novel’s Pitch: 7 Tips + GIVEAWAY – Guest Post by Chuck Sambuchino”
I think writers interpret the Slush Pile as a bad thing, when really, agents love our slush pile. It’s where we find our amazing debut authors! Yes, it can be an overwhelming thing for us to sort through–which is why you hear the groans–but sometimes we’re amazed at what we see. Here’s why you shouldContinue reading “3 Reasons It’s Good to be in the Slush Pile”
Writers always ask: What does it mean if an agent has my manuscript for awhile? Answer: Nothing. It means nothing if we’ve had it for a long time. It doesn’t mean we aren’t interested. It doesn’t mean we’ve read it and are failing to get back to you. It means that we likely haven’t even gotContinue reading “5 Things To Do If An Agent Has Your Manuscript For Months”
Ready to pitch your manuscript? On Twitter of all places? For all you brave folks with finished manuscripts here are the details: Try #pitmad on Sept 9 from 8am to 8pm EST. See more info on Brenda Drake’s blog. And read my Ultimate Guide to Twitter Pitch Contests.