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Hi everyone! Stacey here today, with fellow pub-crawler, Stephanie Garber, talking about the most painful exciting part of publishing, submission! With the arrival of fall, and the end of summer Friday’s in publishing, it’s time to talk about submissions. You can tell a writer who is on “sub” by the long face they wear, the nails chewed to the quick, the scuffled toes of their shoes where they’ve tripped as they’ve paced waiting for a response […]


Increase Your Writing Productivity: the productivity pyramid

As promised in the FRAB to Fab series on my personal blog, I’m doing a spin-off series on increasing your writing productivity. Today is an introduction to what I call the Productivity Pyramid…Except that it’s not really a pyramid at all, but rather an upside-down triangle (as you can see below). STILL, you get the idea. The top of the triangle—ritual—is what I consider to be the most important technique for increasing creative output. Then each […]


The Best of Pub Crawl 2013 + the Kindle Winner!

It’s that time of year again, guys—time for us at Pub Crawl to celebrate the past year’s worth of Pub Crawl-y awesome by rounding up some of our most amazing posts. Well, they’re all amazing, right? 😉 But these are the best of the best, I think! Together, we wrote over 171,097 words worth of posts on this blog this year. Unsurprisingly, the most commonly used word was “book.” The second most commonly used word was, […]


Should I Self-Publish My Work?

For this month, I want to open up a topic that has been a very popular discussion among writers I know and/or work with: Should I consider self-publishing my work? Most people think that, as an agent, I hate self-publishing. But that’s not the case at all. And in fact, we’ve assisted and advised a number of clients in self-publishing over the past few years. We have seen some success from this. We have seen some books have […]


The Importance of Educating Yourself (Royalty Statements Part 1)

I recently taught a workshop on how to read royalty statements at an SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators) annual conference. It was one of three workshops I lead while I was there. And it was the least attended. Now I completely understand that people attend writer’s conferences mostly to improve their craft, to network, to be inspired. And learning about royalty statements isn’t exactly the most inspirational thing to do at a conference that has […]