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Gay YA Agent Spotlight #4: Susan Graham

Today on our Agent Spotlight series we have Susan Graham from Einstein Literary! Susan shares some great information in this interview and we were thrilled to have her! (And it's always fun to find agents who identify on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and who are seeking LGBTQIA+ middle grade, hint hint, querying writers!) Hello! Thank you [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Publishing People|Comments Off on Gay YA Agent Spotlight #4: Susan Graham

Never Sellout Your Heart

by Adam Silvera When my agent and I went on submission with More Happy Than Not, I expected editors to reject the book. I wasn’t wrong. I’m not some pessimist who believed publishers would pass on my book simply because it was my book. This certainly isn’t the case for all the editors, but a [...]

By | May 21st, 2015|Archive, Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on Never Sellout Your Heart

A Girl Like Me

With more publishing options out there than ever before, and many stories of success and failure on every front, how do you know which path is right for you? Traditional, indie, and self-publishing all have their pros and cons. It’s important to know what to expect with each one, but it’s even more important to [...]

By | March 14th, 2015|Archive, Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on A Girl Like Me

The Question of Queering the Mainstream Novel: A Conversation with authors Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

The story behind the story is sometimes, as they say, stranger than fiction. Stranger is the title of a Viking November release by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith and, if you read this book, as I did (when Rachel asked me, in my paranormal YA novelist persona Tate Hallaway, to blurb it,) you might not think much [...]

By | December 5th, 2014|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Author Interview|Comments Off on The Question of Queering the Mainstream Novel: A Conversation with authors Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

The Magic of Rhyming Words (And the Agony of Titling Books)

By Juliann Rich Choosing a title is one of the hardest parts of writing a book for me. Seriously, I’d rather write thirty additional chapters than one word or a few words for a title. TOTAL AGONY. A good title needs to communicate the core of the book, catch readers’ attention, and leave them wanting [...]

By | September 15th, 2014|Archive, Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on The Magic of Rhyming Words (And the Agony of Titling Books)

Interview with author Shannon LC Cate

Today we have author Shannon LC Cate talking about race and gender histories, the importance of small-press or self publishing, and of course, her book Jack. Find out more about Jack here! Question: Why did you choose the particular time and setting? (Post Civil War, New York and Arizona?) What about that time and those places [...]

By | July 24th, 2014|Archive, Author Interview|Comments Off on Interview with author Shannon LC Cate

Finding an Audience

I've looked at stories, characters, plot devices, layering, the writer's mission, and some of the tropes around gay YA and genre fiction this past month or so, but left to examine among many other aspects of writing is audience. Not all writers seek publication, and that's fine, but for those of us who want to [...]

By | June 14th, 2011|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Finding an Audience