We’re On A Boat! OR: The International Writer

December 4, 2017 by MSWL Admin

If you haven’t yet tuned in to #MSWL’s free podcast, now is a great time to do so! Many writers worry about whether they can possibly get an agent’s attention, and sell books in the US, if they live abroad. We talked with agent Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary) and her client, Amy Schaefer, who not only got an offer of representation while in another country–but while on a boat near…

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Signing With A Dream Agent + His Tips for Success

November 21, 2017 by MSWL Admin

by Diana Urban, author and Jim McCarthy, agent Diana: A couple of months ago, I finished edits on a YA thriller called The Last Hour. It’s a cross between to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and Abigail Haas’s Dangerous Girls — nine teens get locked in a room and must choose someone to kill within an hour, or else they’ll all die. It was the most challenging book…

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Dark, Weird, and Powerful

November 8, 2017 by MSWL Admin

by Ben Grange, L. Perkins Agency In my “I’d like the next” section of my MSWL page, I list three stories that to me, represent something impactful in human nature. And yeah, those three stories are in visual format, not the printed word, but if I had found their equivalent in books, those books would be on that list. I say that I want something dark, something weird, something powerful….

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