Tag Archives | Agenting

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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Guest Post: The Unlikeliest Road From Fanfiction to Agenting

Up until a year ago, I thought I had a dirty little secret. From the age of fourteen to thirty, I read, wrote, and beta read fanfiction. I didn’t know there was a name for it when I started (this was a world before fanfiction.net, message boards, and of course, Tumblr), but more than that, I never realized that these stories would end up changing the course of my life. I was a terrible student, […]

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A Day in the Life of Literary Agent Suzie Townsend

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 6:30 A.M. The first alarm goes off. 6:40 A.M. The second alarm goes off (I’m not a morning person). This time, I’m up. I quickly open up Mailbox on my phone before I get out of bed and check my email. A client has sent me a manuscript to read, but there’s nothing I have to respond to immediately. So I read The Skim. Then I email MarcyKate Connolly to wish her […]

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Guest Post: Getting Into Publishing (You Gotta Do It For The Love)

Hello Pub-crawlers! I’m so happy to be doing a guest post here this week! I recently read a comment on Alex Bracken’s “You Tell Us: What Do You Want To See” post asking us to talk about hard lessons we’ve learned. For me—and I don’t think I’m alone—one of these lessons was the importance of following my passions. This was most relevant to me when I was trying to find a job in publishing. The […]

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A Day in the Life of a Literary Assistant…GIF Style

Hi all! My name is Jaida Temperly and I’m a Literary Assistant at New Leaf Literary & Media. This is my very first post on Pub Crawl (cue confetti), so I thought it fitting that I post about what it’s like to be a Literary Assistant. But in GIF style, of course. Enjoy! xJaida A Day in the Life of a Literary Assistant…GIF Style Every day begins with a modest cup of coffee… …followed by […]

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