Posted by: anitanolan | February 5, 2016

New Agent at Red Fox

From Publisher’s Weekly:

Stephanie Fretwell-Hill will join Red Fox Literary later this month as an agent. She was most recently an editor at Peachtree Publishers.

Posted by: anitanolan | February 4, 2016

New Write a Novel in a Year Workshop Series Starting

This will be my fifth year conducting the Write a Novel in a Year Workshop Series at the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center at Green Hills Farm (Pearl Buck’s home) near Dublin, Bucks County, PA.

Write a Novel in a Year is a six-session novel workshop. The first session is Saturday, February 27 from 9:30-11:30 AM. It’s suitable for anyone interested in writing MG, YA, or adult fiction. More information and registration can be found here.

Posted by: anitanolan | February 3, 2016

Hen & Ink Open Coop

My agent, Erzsi Deak at Hen & Ink Literary, is re-opening the Coop once a month for submissions. Each month Erzsi will be looking for specific types of stories.

The first Open Coop is this Friday. Here are the details.

Hen & Ink Open Coop Day

Posted by: anitanolan | February 2, 2016

Readability website

If you are writing for children, you might be interested in seeing how you score on various readability indexes.

Here’s a website for that.

Posted by: anitanolan | February 1, 2016

Great Info

I just came across this list of links to all sorts of great writing articles and essays, posted by Cheryl Klein. (And I am mentioned :-) )

Posted by: anitanolan | January 29, 2016

Flatiron Books Adds YA

From Publishers Weekly:

Macmillan’s Flatiron Books is expanding into the young adult arena with a new publishing program spearheaded by senior editor Sarah Dotts Barley. Named after the iconic 1902 Manhattan building that currently houses Macmillan’s offices, Flatiron was founded as a nonfiction publisher in 2013 by Bob Miller, founder of Hyperion Books and former group publisher of Workman Publishing.

Read the rest here.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 16, 2016

Insects in Fiction

Some of you who write about bugs in your stories might be interested in this:

Arthropods (insects, spiders, centipedes, etc.) show up regularly in literature, though they’re arguably more popular in movies than books.

I love a good science fiction or fantasy story, but as an entomologist, I often cringe at the way arthropods are portrayed in books and movies. Here are a few of the common portrayals that ‘bug’ me.

Read the rest here: Insects in Fiction: What Bugs Me

Posted by: anitanolan | January 15, 2016

YA BuzzBooks Spring/Summer 2016 is Out

You can pick up samples of 20 new YA titles set to come out this spring/summer for free by downloading YA BuzzBooks 2016.

A great way to see what’s being published.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 7, 2016

Editorial Promotions

From Publishers Weekly:

Emily Feinberg is being promoted to associate editor at Roaring Brook Press.

Janine O’Malley is being promoted to executive editor at Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers.


Posted by: anitanolan | January 4, 2016

Ann Pachett on the Return of Bookstores

From the Wall Street Journal.

Despite Amazon and e-readers, customers are embracing their community stores.


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