So you didn't get into Pitch Wars. Now what?
I'll let you in on a little-known secret: I applied to Pitch Wars last year. And...I didn't get in. I didn't even get any requests. (I did get a lovely email from Evelyn Skye a few weeks later telling me that I was basically query-ready. I appreciated it. It still hurt.) Read More
The submission window has come and gone. The dust has settled, and mentors are finally peeking their heads out from behind the piles of queries, synopsis, first chapters, and full manuscripts. The big announcement is coming next week, and I could not be more excited about digging into revisions with my mentee. Read More
I'm a huge fan of Brenda Drake and the internet-things she accomplishes on a daily basis, so I was thrilled to be invited to be a mentor for the 2015 edition of Pitch Wars! I'm a little bit of a dark horse, so I don't blame you if you have no idea who I am! Read on to find out a little about what I'm looking for and why you should pitch ME your manuscript: Read More
Welcome to the third installment of The Short Story Long (Or, How I Signed With a Literary Agent). If you're joining for the first time, you can catch up here and here.
So I was in Australia. I had just flown out of a winter snowstorm, right into...summer. My luggage was missing (it was stuck in New York), but I was here! In Australia! And in possession of a book that needed finishing. Read More