Hello From The Other Side of Submissions: Thoughts from an Editor/Writer

June 21, 2016 by MSWL Admin

by Jessica Reino Although I am a freelance editor with Pandamoon Publishing, which acquires adult fiction in a variety of genres, I am also a kidlit writer. As a writer, I have been in the query trenches and out on submission to publishing houses just like many of you probably are now. Tackling the query letter and embarking on the submissions process can seem daunting, but there are many resources…

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Next #MSWL Day: Thursday, June 30

June 13, 2016 by MSWL Admin

Jessica always brings her coffee to #MSWL days. Ladies and gentlemen, writers and agents, editors + readers: The next #MSWL day will be Thursday, June 30, 11-5 EST. We invite all agents and editors to tweet their wishes–to post links to their updated profiles–and to interact with each other (“Yes! Brilliant idea!” “Yes! Just like this, but with robots!”) on this day. As always, this is an event designed for…

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Agent-Client Interview: Molly Ker Hawn and Kat Ellis on Research, Compatibility, and Finding Your Match

June 7, 2016 by MSWL Admin

MOLLY: Can you cast your mind back to the dark days of the query trenches and tell me about how you decided which agents to approach? When you thought about the kind of agent you wanted, what skills or experience or other qualities were most important to you? Molly Ker Hawn KAT: Ah, the trenches. Those were fun times. *cough* I knew pretty much nothing about the publishing industry when…

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