Monthly Archives: August 2016

Querily, Querily, Querily, Querily + Critique Giveaway, by Lindsay Bandy

Send, send, send your query Into the slush stream Querily, querily, querily, querily… Is publication just a dream? All month as I’ve thought about our theme of “Submission Sense,” this little song has been stuck in my head. (I have … Continue reading

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Time for Fall Philly Registration!!

FALL PHILLY IS BACK! And it’s better than ever. Join us for an all-star line-up of PA authors and acquiring agents at this year’s Fall Philly. October 23, 2016 9am – 4pm Warwick Hotel at Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Adam … Continue reading

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Agent Research 101: Ten Must-See Resources Before You Query, by Lori Ann Palma

Your manuscript is polished, your query letter is compelling, and you have a list of literary agents ready to go. It’s time to submit, right? Not so fast! One of the major steps in the submission process that many writers … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your-Shelf, by Kristen C. Strocchia

     Three pieces of writerly advice that I’ve heard most since starting on the road to publishing, are: 1) know the market; 2) know where your book will sit on the shelf; and 3) read your genre. At first, they … Continue reading

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Solving the Query Letter Conundrum: Four Parts to a Perfect Pitch, by Lori Ann Palma

If you’re in the process of writing a query letter, you’ve likely struggled with the pitch section. Nestled between the introduction and your biography, it’s easily the most difficult part of a query to master. Not only do you have … Continue reading

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Come to the Bucks County Meet & Greet August 8!

Calling all SCBWI members! Please join EPA members Virginia Law Manning and Anita Nolan on Monday August 8th at 10 AM at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA for a free event. Enjoy casual conversation at this Bucks County Meet … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award, by Nadine Poper

Most of us follow the annual ALA Youth Media Awards.  As an aspiring children’s writer and librarian, I personally keep tabs on the titles that are being considered for the Caldecott and Newbery. All year long  I feverishly reserve them … Continue reading

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