First Line Contest

What makes your manuscript stand out? We know how important that first line is for hooking an agent, editor, and reader. Now show us some great beginnings! Open to picture book, chapter book, middle grade or young adult. Deadline: Midnight April 2, 2011. First Prize: A query critique by agent Mary Kole (Andrea Brown Literary […]

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LTUE and spitting pearls

So I have been attending Life the Universe and Everything this weekend, and it’s been fabulous. I’ve been going for the past few years, and somehow this year got even better. Highlights from this year’s LTUE include: 1. Learning suspense [and how to scare people] from Dan Well can give you nightmares, and not only […]

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