“Good Enough” Versus Fit: Executive Editor Erica Finkel On Improving Your Odds Of Yes

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. We’re thrilled to welcome Abrams editor Erica Finkel to the podcast to discuss editorial board meetings, the top reasons writers get rejected–and how “fit” means far more than you’d think. Book a meeting with Erica here: Erica Finkel (she/her) is an Executive Editor for Amulet Books and Abrams … Read more

Save The Date! Seventh Annual Holiday Party December 18

It’s been such an amazing year speaking with agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals about the things that mean the most to them–life, work, creativity, and community. To celebrate the holidays, we wanted to do something new, special, interactive, and fun. Monday, December 18, 8:30pm Eastern, our holiday party is designed for warmth, positivity, access … Read more

You Belong Here: Middle Grade Voice, Success Via Community, & The Rule of 100 with Nancy Tandon

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Join us December 5 for Nancy’s class, You Belong Here (meant to alleviate the “walking with your cafeteria tray toward the popular kids’ table” feeling of pitching agents): After an exceptionally rocky entry to publishing—including a *five year* delay—Nancy Tandon is a well-regarded Middle Grade writer who manages … Read more

The Rejections That Hurt Most: Author-Agent Empathy, Revision & Rejection as Protection With Agent Monica Rodriguez

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. We are so happy to welcome Monica Rodriguez, agent at Context Literary, to the podcast! Not only is Monica Jessica’s Agency colleague in charge of Brand Management (and helping writers promote their work), she’s also an agent with expertise in branding, marketing, and helping creatives refine their ideas. … Read more