Attention writers! If you have a manuscript you’d like us to read please send us a one sentence pitch of your novel. Include the genre as well as the age group it is written for (YA, Adult, Middle Grade, etc.) Make it tantalizing, exciting, representative of your work as a whole. Make us want to read your manuscript. Ends Friday May 24 at 5pm
I took my friend to a local bookstore to listen to a well-known, New York Times bestselling author speak. He was excited.
Great Huffington Post article about different kinds of author events and why we need to create a labeling system so audience members know what they’re getting themselves into! Which is your favorite type?
I see now that dismissing YA books because you’re not a young adult is a bit like refusing to watch thrillers on the grounds that you’re not a policeman or a dangerous criminal, and as a consequence I’ve discovered a previously ignored room at the back of the bookstore that’s filled with masterpieces I’ve never heard of.
Nick Hornby, Shakespeare Wrote For Money (via jobberwacky)
We agree that YA should never be ignored—it’s where some of the most creative minds gravitate and where some of the best writing happens.