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How To Survive Long Waits

Once you wade deep enough into the publishing world, you start to realize that a huge chunk of the industry involves waiting. Whether you’re waiting on feedback from critique partners, … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

Beginning Querying: A Horror Story

Hi, readers! I’m so thrilled to be joining the Teens Can Write, Too blog with my archnemesis John and the lovely people of Ch1Con, and I’m super pumped to write … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 17 Comments

Writing In Your Own Style

Here’s the thing: I don’t write lyrically. I’ve tried to, of course. Countless times I’ve attempted–and failed–to be poetic in my writing, because I hoped that if I just worked hard enough, my writing … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 28 Comments

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Teen Writer

So let’s get right to the point: there’s no such thing as a teen writer. Now, I know this sounds really weird coming from me–I run a teen writing blog, after … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · 25 Comments

It’s Not You, It’s Me

But can we at least still be friends?  Okay. Sorry. I had to do that. I’m not actually breaking up with you, though; I’m just stating a publishing fact. “It’s not … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

Being a Teen Is Not the End

Update: 3/30/14 So, quite obviously, this is a teen writing blog. And by definition, that means I’m all, “Rah! Rah! Teen writers rock!” “Teen writers can get published!” “Teens can write, … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 19 Comments

Finding Literary Agents To Query

Romancing The Agent: one moment you’re querying them. Then, the next thing you know, the two of you are picking out a (publishing) house together!  Anyway. With my pathetic attempt … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 12 Comments

Small Presses: An Editor’s Point of View

From the start, my goal with this blog has always been both to support and inform all writers, but specifically those of us of the teen variety, and when it comes … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 9 Comments

Writing A Pitch

Updated: 4/2/14 So today, because I’ve recently been doing a few blog-wide contests that require pitches, I want to talk a little bit about how to go about writing one. If … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 11 Comments

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 … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 6 Comments

How To Publish Your Book: Traditional Publishing: Literary Agents, Query Letters, And What The Big Deal Is

So you guys know I love answering your questions, especially because it distracts me from my pastimes of eating Goldfish and stalking YouTubers on Twitter while I’m supposed to be … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · 20 Comments

Interview With Mandy Hubbard, Author and Literary Agent

Meet Mandy Hubbard, Author and Literary Agent Mandy Hubbard is a literary agent at D4EO literary, specializing in YA and MG fiction. She’s also the author of 10 teen novels, … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · 3 Comments
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