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Twitter Q&A with Literary Agent Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg Recap

Update: 3/30/14

So at the time of originally posting this, TCWT was having its first birthday, and as a part of that I set up a number of events to help celebrate: an agent pitch contest (post is now deleted because people kept trying to enter even years after it ended), a teen writer Chatzy chat, and, back when I ran a weekly #TeenWriters Twitter chat, we did a Q&A with agent Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, who I’d then just started interning for. Although that chat has long since ended, I’m keeping this post up because some of the questions and her responses, albeit short because of the 140 characters limit, are still really relevant.

For more about Pam, see her bio here. She currently works at Foreword Literary.

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But before Pam arrived, Kat Zhang, who was then celebrating the release of her YA debut, What’s Left of Me, stopped by to share some wisdom. Here are a couple of her tweets:

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And, of course, Pam arrived shortly thereafter. Here are a few highlights:

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When asked what the most important aspect of a synopsis is, Pam responded:

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And just because I think this is the perfect way to end the roundup:

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About John Hansen

I’m seventeen. I’m a YA writer, a nerdfighter, and a book geek, and I recently finished a year-and-a-half stint interning at the literary agency Foreword Literary (now Fuse Literary). I'm also a Game of Thrones and Lucille Bluth enthusiast, and my ultimate life question is, if you are what you eat, then does that mean I should eat a NYT bestselling author?

6 comments on “Twitter Q&A with Literary Agent Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg Recap

  1. alicejane011
    September 27, 2012

    Thanks for doing a re-cap John!

    • John Hansen
      September 28, 2012

      No problem!

  2. Laura Genn
    September 27, 2012

    The comment to me is at the bottom! :D This was awesome. Thanks to everyone involved!!

    • John Hansen
      September 28, 2012

      Thank you for showing up!

  3. Charley R
    September 28, 2012

    Fantastic chat! All the right questions asked there – and lots of helpful answers! Thanks guys!

    • John Hansen
      September 28, 2012

      Glad it helped!

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