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.
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.
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.
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 :-) )
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.
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
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.
From the Wall Street Journal.
Despite Amazon and e-readers, customers are embracing their community stores.