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Chapter One Young Writers Conference

  Hey, guys! My name is Julia and I’m the founder of the Chapter One Young Writers Conference, an annual writing conference for and by teens and young adults. Our 2015 conference will take place Saturday, August 8th at the Courtyard Chicago Arlington Heights/South hotel in Arlington Heights, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago—with the one and only Kat Zhang as our keynote speaker! So much of running the Chapter One Young Writers Conference since […]

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How to Support an Author Beyond Buying Their Book

The last book in my Taken trilogy, Forged, released last week! (Such a bittersweet moment.) I heard from lots of readers through social media, all of whom were excited to get their hands on the final installment and see how things concluded. I am so very grateful for all the readers who pre-ordered Forged or went out and bought a copy during that first week. Pre-orders and first week sales are hugely important for authors. The pre-orders help publishers gage interest in a book and […]

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Which publishing job best suits you? from Literary Assistant Jackie Lindert

Hello fellow book people! Have you always wanted to work in publishing? Do you already work in publishing, but aren’t sure if you’re in the right place? I’ve answered yes to both of these questions before, and now I want to share how my experiences have brought me to where I am today. If this can help others find their place within this wonderful industry, I’m thrilled to be able to help. Do you think […]

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Guest Post: Mackenzie Brady on Sifting Through the Slush

Good morning, Pub Crawlers! As an agent I field a lot of questions, but one of the most common and most fun to answer is: how do you find projects? And while I could easily rattle off a quick answer—slush pile, referrals, conferences, a bit of magic—I thought it would be fun to actually figure out my personal metrics. So, here we go! I currently represent 29 writers and illustrators. 13 queried me directly 7 […]

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Falling in Love with a Book

Recently, I saw something circulating on Social Media about 36 questions to ask to make you fall in love with someone, and I started thinking- if human love can be so specifically pinpointed, can book love be just as specifically identified? How does a book make me fall in love with it? Is it the cover? The blurb on the back? The plot? The language? The characters? To some degree, all of these things contribute, […]

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