Since we're opening to queries in June, we thought May would be the perfect month to talk all things querying. Additionally, we're very excited to try something we've never tried before: a LIVE reading and critique of actual queries from our inbox. If you have a query you'd like to send us, we'll choose a… Continue reading It’s Learning About Query Letters Month!
Free Book or Critique, Every Month!
We're excited to announce that each month, we'll randomly draw one person subscribed to our newsletter. Each winner will receive their choice of a book from our published lineup OR a critique of their query and first ten pages. Been drooling over one of our novels? Great! Try it out...on us! Been dying for insights… Continue reading Free Book or Critique, Every Month!
These Wicked Waters by Emily Layne
These Wicked Waters had one of the best queries we've ever read. It was succinct and full of voice and had a hook that left us crossing our fingers that the book was as good as it sounded. It was. Emily and her agent Becky LeJeune were a joy to talk with, and when they… Continue reading These Wicked Waters by Emily Layne
Why Rejection Creates Great Writers
I’ve thought about rejection a lot lately, especially as we’re forced to choose between some really great stories for our upcoming anthology. Publishing is an industry rife with rejection, and we talk about it often, but I like thinking about rejection as a necessity to developing your best writer self rather than an evil to… Continue reading Why Rejection Creates Great Writers
This month we're talking about writing queries. Queries are the cover letter, of sorts, that you as the author send out to agents and editors when your book is ready to be thrust out into the world. Like a cover letter, queries include an intro, where you address the person to whom you are sending… Continue reading