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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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Join A Live Query Discussion Group!

October 6, 2017 by MSWL Admin

We’re so excited about next week’s Query Workshop! This is a new program brought to you by The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL’s educational sister project. We’re adding a new feature that we’re super excited about–small groups for live, face-to-face feedback in an educational setting. We’ll go over each query in a group up to ten, and see how we can improve each query, while going over the universal lessons in each. Want…

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