A different kind of ‘Monday Funnies’ from The Story Reading Ape. Thank you very much for the giggles, my furry friend!
Thank you very much for this information about agents looking for books, Erica Verrillo. We really appreciate your help!
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Here are four new literary agents actively seeking clients.
Mariah Nichols is interested in adult and young adult fiction with genres including thriller, upmarket, romance/rom-com, horror, family drama, science fiction/paranormal, and women’s fiction. She is also wanting to represent nonfiction in categories such as cookbooks, memoirs, self-help, lifestyle, and how-to. Stories that showcase diversity and highlight mental health or special needs is something that she would especially like to see.
Amy Giuffrida wants middle grade and YA horror, romance, fantasy and mystery as well as adult Horror, Romance/Chic Lit/Rom Com and nonfiction.
Shanna Furey is looking for Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Young Adult, Comedic, or General Fiction. Devon Halliday is interested in literary and upmarket fiction with sharp, insightful writing and vivid characters. She’s partial to speculative fiction, women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, metafiction, light psychological suspense, and romcoms. She leans toward adult fiction, but will also consider YA and cross-over projects.
On the nonfiction side Devon is on the lookout for creative and narrative nonfiction, investigative journalism, broad-perspective memoir, and popular science, psychology, medicine, and philosophy.
Always check the agency website and agent bio before submitting. Agents can switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements can change.
Thank you very much for informing us about the Why’s and How’s of starting our blog. I hope, we can read part 2 soon. This is a great post! Thanks, Kat!
on A Chat with Kat:
“I wish I had my own platform where I could share my views or knowledge. Maybe even build up a positive reputation in my community and an engaged audience.”
If you’ve ever thought something along those lines, you’re just like me. For many months, I read great blogs like Mr Money Mustache and listened to amazing podcasts like The Tim Ferriss Show, wishing I myself had a platform like that. But was I interesting enough? Experienced enough? Funny enough?
Welcome to my mini series on starting your own blog! In the next two weeks, we will explore why starting your own online platform is a recipe for success, no matter who you are, and the practical steps of how to start your own blog.
Thank you very much for the warning, Meeks! I spread word about it, it’s important that as many people as possible learn where to find the hints to recognize scam! We appreciate your work!
I found this email in my inbox last night:
I took a screenshot and deleted personal stuff so you could see what it looks like.
Firstly, how did I know this was a scam? Simple – I don’t use Microsoft OneDrive. I have NEVER used OneDrive.
Next, if you look at the email sender it says:
Not even a hint of Microsoft anywhere. ‘mail.onedrive’ is a domain that has nothing to do with Microsoft. [When you register a domain, no one else can use it. But there is nothing to stop someone from registering a domain that ‘hints’ at belonging to a well known company].
And finally, do you see the big, red ‘YOU’? I put that in to highlight the poor grammar used in the body of the email. You won’t always find poor grammar, but when you do, it’s a dead giveaway. Whoever set up this scam…
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Thank you very much, K.M. Weiland, for this very interesting POV on POV Extra Characters! I really appreciate the article.
on Helping Writers become Authors:
Sooner or later, most authors find the constraints of POV frustrating. It can be difficult to observe the strictures of a tight POV while still showing readers all of a scene’s necessary information. Seemingly, one of the easiest ways around this problem is to simply add a new POV from a character who is able to share the information you want to convey.
However, it’s always wise to think twice before adding another POV character.
Erica Verrillo informs us about 31 calls for submissions in July 2020. Don’t miss any of them. Thank you so much, Erica.
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
There are more than two dozen calls for submissions in July.
All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees.
As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.
Sandra Beckwith provides us with advice on how to pitch radio and become a talk show guest. Thank you very much for sharing, Sandra.
Looking for a way to reach most Americans with your book’s message? Consider radio publicity.
According to Nielsen Media Research, 89 percent of Americans age 12 or older — nine out of 10 — listen to radio in a given week. Radio reaches 94 percent of adults in the 35 to 49 age group — only slightly more than those ages 18 to 34 and 50 plus. Even better, news/talk radio is the second most popular format.
There’s no question that radio is a tremendous publicity vehicle for authors with something to say.
Add the growth in podcasting to the mix and you’ll have many interview opportunities.