Introducing Patrice Caldwell!

Patrice is a twentysomething introvert gone wild. By day, she’s an editorial assistant, and by night, weekend, and early morning (if she’s had enough green tea) she’s a writer. You can learn more about Patrice, her writing, favorite books, and general musings at her blog patricecaldwell.com. You can also find her on Twitter @whimsicallyours, her secondary home. Tell me a little bit about yourself and how you got into publishing. I’m an Editorial Assistant in […]

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The Crafting of an Editorial Letter

If you’re in the query trenches you’ve probably heard the words “editorial agent” floating around. These are agents who work with their clients to edit and revise a manuscript before submitting it to editors (who will then edit the manuscript even further if they end up acquiring it!) I am an editorial agent and believe strongly in sending out the most polished manuscript possible to editors. The market is competitive, and I think it’s vital […]

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Introducing Eric Smith!

Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and literary agent currently based in Richmond, Virginia. He began his publishing career at Quirk Books, working on marketing for bestsellers like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. By day, he can be found working as an associate literary agent with P.S. Literary, mostly focusing on YA with a smattering of genre-fiction and non-fiction in the mix. At night, […]

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Random writerly advice

I spent all day writing my book and none of the day working on this post, so now I’m doing it at the last minute. (Ooops.) So, here’s some random writerly advice. 1. Take your time.  I know that’s eye-roll worthy, since I just said I’m doing this at the last minute, but I do mean it. Take your time. Enjoy the process. Revel in your book. Publishing seems like it’s all rush rush rush, and […]

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About How and Why You Write

Apologies, y’all. This is a bit of a frivolous post for today as I am under deadline for book 2 and therefore do not have the mindspace for anything more significant or useful. Anyway! The other week, I was out to dinner with Roshani Chokshi and a friend of hers, who was also an aspiring writer. We got to talking about our Hogwarts Houses and the reasons for why we write, so I thought I’d write a […]

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