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The Importance (And Subjectiveness) of Comparative Titles in Querying

Get it? We’re comparing things. Comps. Apples to oranges… okay whatever, let’s do this. Every now and again I open up my DMs on the ol’ Twitter for questions, or I let folks pick my brain in various hashtag events. And there’s always the in-real-life events, like workshops and conferences. It’s always a good time for the most part, and I like being someone who is accessible in an industry that sometimes feel like it’s […]

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INTERSECTIONALITY: A #DVPIT Blog Hop Roundtable Discussion (Part 2 of 2)

Introduction with Saba Sulaiman Hi everyone! In case you missed our first part, this is a Roundtable Discussion with: Agents: DongWon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary and Amy Bishop at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC. Editors: Tiffany Shelton at St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan and Rachel Stark at Sky Pony Press. We were talking about intersectionality in the context of publishing, and in this post, we’ll be discussing what steps (if any) we can take to promote […]

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INTERSECTIONALITY: A #DVPIT Blog Hop Roundtable Discussion (Part 1 of 2)

Introduction by Saba Sulaiman Hi, everyone! I’m thrilled to kick off this cycle’s #DVpit blog hop here on Pub(lishing) Crawl with our #DVpit Roundtable, where we gather around with some wonderful publishing professionals and hear them share their infinite wisdom! Thank you, Beth for inviting me to moderate this discussion, and thank you to our incredible panelists for generously volunteering their time and expertise. The topic for today’s roundtable is Writing Overlapping Identities: The Importance of Intersectionality […]

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Social media, envy, and (RE)focusing on YOU.

Happy Friday! Let’s talk about envy. I was browsing Instagram, as one does, and came upon the above Rupi Kaur poem. It made me weirdly emotional. And, as someone with anxiety, I like to say I’m extra tuned into my emotions—I try to capture them when I feel them and “sort them.” It’s a way for me to process feelings that are important, make sure I’m okay, and then let them go. I’ve been wanting […]

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On Failing, but never being a failure

Hi y’all, Happy Wednesday!! It’s the end of the year which means lots of goal- setting and sharing for the new year and talking about this year’s accomplishments. With all the joy and excitement in the air, I want to talk about failing. Ha! Yup, you heard me. Failing. I don’t know about you but I am someone who ALWAYS sets impossible standards. I think it stems from how I was raised (don’t most things?). […]

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