Live Queries & Pages Panel With Agent Stephanie Winter, P.S. Literary | September 27, 8:30pm ET

Join us for a queries and first pages panel with agent Stephanie Winter (P.S. Literary). Submit your work for a chance at live feedback from our panel–plus, of course, a publishing Q&A. This event is designed to be supportive, uplifting, encouraging–and 100% introvert-friendly. (Wear pajamas! We’ll never know.) A replay will be available 15 minutes after the end … Read more

Watch Now: Our First Mystery Agent Consultation!

We love this experiment! We asked you to send in your queries, pages, and questions–all in the hopes of a meeting with our mystery agent. This month, our mystery agent chose a beautiful, intricate thriller–and spoke with the writer about optimizing for how agents read. The edits include reordering, swapping out descriptions, and making sure … Read more

Free Class: Dirtying Up Your Character with Authors and Book-to-Film Producers Marilyn Atlas and Elizabeth Lopez | August 15, 2022

The authors of the book Dating Your Character believe that all character work should actively explore your protagonist’s potential for more selfish, problematic dark impulses. It’s important to recognize your protagonist’s flaws, trauma and past history to round out their motivation and provide opportunities for action that shows them regress from their stated goals. Join them as … Read more

Editing, Rejection, Growth Mindset: Sourcebooks Editor Anna Sargeant on What Makes A Great Book

We are so happy to welcome the creative and delightful Anna Sargeant, editor at Sourcebooks, to the podcast! We talk about Anna’s journey from curriculum development to children’s books, Sourcebooks and their growth mindset, what makes for good children’s nonfiction, and how being an editor changed her approach to rejection. Plus, we talk about her … Read more