Squee Item #1
For those of you who read my post the other day, here’s an update: Dina DID receive my box. Squee!
This means I’m one step closer to getting all my books from RWA . . .
. . . and this is good news for you because, as soon as I get the correct package, I’m going to host some contests here on the blog and over at the WB (click here to join, if you’re not already a member!) , so all y’all can win some books!
Squee Items # 2 & 3
Last week, I also learned that the new editions of both Guide to Literary Agents and Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market (both Writer’s Digest Books) came out and are sitting on shelves in bookstores—right now!
This is exciting not only because they are both fantastic resources but also because I am in both of them. Squee!!
Here is what editor Chuck Sambuchino had to say about the 2011 edition of his baby:
The new 2011 edition of Guide to Literary Agents has more than 20 brand new literary agencies never before listed in the book. I realize there are other places you can turn to for information on agents, but the Guide to Literary Agents has always prided itself as being the biggest (we list almost every agent) and the most thorough (guidelines, sales, agent by agent breakdowns, etc.). That’s why it’s been around for 20 years and that’s why it’s sold more than 250,000 copies. It works—and if you keep reading, I’ll prove it to you.
With that pitch and with my article on how to make the most of a writers’ conference, how could you not run out and buy it? 😀
And . . . selling more than 500,000 copies in its 20+ years of existence, CWIM is nothing to slouch at either. My piece in there is a collaboration—a roundup of tips from interviews Sambuchino and I have done with literary agents who represent kids’ and teen lit authors.
Go check out these wonderful resources!