Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Recommended Resources: Publishing Advice

Yesterday we compiled an awesome list of place to check the who's and what's of the publishing world, so today we'll tackle great resources for those looking to get published! How to query, who to query, and how to avoid rookie mistakes and make sure your manuscript is ready for the big leagues.

http://www.blogger.com/www.cherylklein.com "Smart, practical advice, straight from the horse's--er, my editor's mouth. Arthur Levine Books editor Cheryl Klein, a popular draw on the writing conference circuit, routinely posts transcripts of her lectures and handouts, which are filled with approachable, hands-on advice for everything from submissions to plotting and revision." Elizabeth Bunce

"To learn more about the publishing biz, I hit several editor blogs: Editorial Anonymous, Brooklyn Arden, and not for the faint of heart: Evil Editor. I also make daily visits to PubRants, my agent's blog." Brooke Taylor

"The Rejector is the blog of an anonymous assistant to a literary agent who is amusingly cranky and opinionated and usually has commonsensical things to say about the publishing world. And Writer Beware, the scam-hunting Better Business Bureau of the writing world." Marissa Doyle

"My agent, Kate Schafer Testerman, has a new blog called Ask Daphne, which I check regularly. It's particularly useful if you're trolling for an agent (which I'm not, obviously)--she answers questions and volunteers information about what agents like her are looking for and how to avoid turning them off (sort of a kinder, gentler Miss Snark). But she also offers news and opinions about industry buzz." Ellen Booraem

"Andrew Karre's blog for Flux. It's usually brief, thought-provoking, sometimes funny." Debbie Reed Fischer

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