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PubCrawl Podcast: Query Refresher

JJ and Kelly revisit that evergreen publishing topic: queries! We revisit query letters and what makes them successful. There’s also a long tangent about tropes and singing the praises of homemade cold press coffee. Pitching vs Crafting Crafting or drafting is intimate, but pitching requires a certain amount of distance from your work. Sometimes there’s a disconnect between what you want the work to be and what it actually is. Getting some distance and objectivity from […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Half-Pint Happy Hour #3

WE ARE BACK! FOR REALSIES, Y’ALL. Kelly and JJ go through a backlog of questions, give answers, and catch up a bit on life. Also: their call for submissions for their query critique podcast is still open! If you would like your query critiqued by the two of us, please send them to publishingcrawl@gmail.com with the subject QUERY CRITIQUE. Is it best to get an agent in your own country or can you query elsewhere? […]

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June 2017 Releases

Welcome back to Upcoming Titles, our monthly feature where we highlight books releasing this month. As always, this is by no means a comprehensive list of forthcoming releases, just a compilation of titles we think our readers (and our contributors!) would enjoy. Without further ado: June 1 The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King June 6 Exit Strategy by Lauren Allbright What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger One Shadow […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Half Pint Happy Hour #2

JJ and Kelly are back with another Half Pint Happy Hour (that’s more like a full size pint this time around. We’re chatty). We answer questions about social media in fiction, how to finish a draft, and how (not) to personalize your query for agents. Also, snail slime face cream! This is Kelly’s first time editing the podcast (standing ovation for JJ, who has edited every single other episode to date) so her apologies if […]

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May 2017 Releases

Welcome back to Upcoming Titles, our monthly feature where we highlight books releasing this month. As always, this is by no means a comprehensive list of forthcoming releases, just a compilation of titles we think our readers (and our contributors!) would enjoy. Without further ado: May 2 Cold Summer by Gwen Cole The Black Witch by Laurie Forest Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. […]

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