Tag Archives | Joanna Volpe

Favorite Opening Lines/Paragraphs

When it comes time for me to tackle my submission pile, I tend to approach it in three ways. First, I see if there are any submissions with offers or “interest” from other editors. If there aren’t any submissions that are under a time crunch, I tend to start with the oldest submission on my list. My last approach to submissions is a bit more fun and tends to happen when I’m trapped underground on […]

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Writing and Editing Workspaces!

About three months ago, I had a life change. I left my job at Grosset & Dunlap at Penguin to become an Editor at Egmont USA. It was a very exciting move for me, if a bit scary. Grosset had been my first publishing job and my first “real job” out of college. I had a ton of memories there and it felt like my second home. When I arrived at Egmont in December, I […]

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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, […]

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The Best of Pub Crawl 2012

491 pages. 206,476 words. What am I referring to, you might ask??? 3 novels? 25 chapter books? 516 picture books? 5,160 greeting cards?? No. It’s much more than that. I am referring to hard work, dear readers. Over the past year, PubCrawl has brought you advice, facts and information about publishing, interesting interviews, book recommendations, and also…pictures of cute dogs. They have given you content for an ENTIRE YEAR in just 206,476 words. I volunteered for the task of perusing our archives […]

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Celebrating Halloween with Scary Story Recommendations

In the Halloween spirit, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite scary stories—books, movies, tv shows, etc. After you light your jack-o-lantern tonight and indulge on some candy, perhaps you should try one of these recommendations. Everyone likes a good scare, right? Julie Eshbaugh One of my all-time favorite scary movies is The Thing. *shivers* I just need to see an image of a polar landscape and terror starts to rise up in me! For novels […]

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