The “Young” Editor

by Karmen Cook, The History Press I’d had a whirlwind three months following my graduation from Agnes Scott College. I was the school’s marketing and social media intern at the time, so I was able to live-tweet our graduation exercises! One month after graduation I flew halfway across the country to attend the Denver Publishing … Read more

MSWL 3.0 Stats: Our First Month

by Mike Chen It’s been a month (well, technically a month and a day) since the doors opened on the new Manuscript Wish List® 3.0. The response has been overwhelming, so much in fact that over server was overloaded during that busy first day. Since then, we’ve had more than 100 new agents and editors … Read more

Self-Care for Creatives

This is Caitie Flum, literary agent at Liza Dawson Associates. This is a tough (and wonderful) business with lots of long hours, high expectations, and rejections at every turn. There is high burn out in all areas—not just for writers, but for agents and editors, too. Self-care is something that people in publishing are talking about … Read more

Notes from the Slushpile: Intern Edition

As a writer myself, I know that querying brings on a particular kind of panic unlike just about anything else in the world. We’re filled with terror that the tiniest mistake is going to bring our careers crashing down around our ears FOREVER. That our hard work is going off to be laughed at or … Read more

Let’s Do Lunch, MSWL Style

Monica here, literary agent with Odom Media Management and #MSWL board member. One classic staple of the networking process for agents is to find time to grab a coffee, or drinks, or lunch with an editor. The best part of an agent/editor date is usually about 30 minutes in, when you’re done with small talk and … Read more

Welcome to Manuscript Wish List 3.0!

Hello! I am so excited to welcome you to Manuscript Wish List 3.0! As you know, the #MSWL board is constantly generating ideas. But for years, so many of the things we wanted—things on our, well, wish lists—weren’t possible without advanced technical know-how (or, you know, venture capital of the variety you get on Shark … Read more