Category Archives: Submission Sense

A New Chapter, by Lauren LeBlanc

An aspiring novelist and founder of the Collegeville KidLit Writers Group is packing her bags at the end of the summer and moving from suburban Philadelphia to Dallas, Texas. Here, she submits herself for consideration into the Dallas chapter of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Logline Logic

by Lindsay Bandy “So, what’s your book about?” It’s a question that strikes panic in the heart of writers everywhere, whether they’re talking to a friend or writing the dreaded query letter. How do you boil your awesome, amazing idea … Continue reading

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Query Letter Algebra: Once Upon A Time, X Met Y

By Lindsay Bandy My eighth-grade self was sitting at the kitchen table with my engineer father, dripping tears on pre-algebra homework: “But Daddy, why are there letters mixed with the numbers?” That pretty well sums up my relationship with mathematics. However, … Continue reading

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