Why I Want The Next Insecure–for the Literary World

October 17, 2017 by MSWL Admin

by Amber Oliver, HarperCollins I’m not much of a TV watcher, I must admit. One of my favorite lines to say to my mother whenever she asks me about a funny commercial she’s recently seen, is to say “I don’t have cable.” Despite the fact that I do have subscription services to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the like, the cable bit (which, in her mind, translates to not having…

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Jade City: a MSWL Success Story

October 10, 2017 by MSWL Admin

by editor Sarah Guan (Orbit/Hachette Book Group), Jim McCarthy (agent, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management), and Fonda Lee, author of Jade City  Fonda Lee, author of Jade City (photo by Elena Rose photography) Sarah: I joined the Orbit editorial team toward the end of 2016, and immediately set about hunting for that perfect first acquisition as I began to build my list here. I wanted a project on which I…

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Our First #TenQueries Podcast!

October 6, 2017 by MSWL Admin

Our first #TenQueries episode is now live! John Cusick, agent at Folio Literary, was kind enough to let us record him reacting to his inbox in real time. Just like #TenQueries on Twitter, he described what he was seeing–but you can hear in his voice when he gets surprising mistakes (and great queries!). If you’ve ever wondered if agents are making up the stories of what’s in their inbox (hint:…

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