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Writing for Publication—Queries and Submissions:
- PubCrawl Podcast: Query Refresher via Pub(lishing) Crawl: A podcast on crafting a query letter.
Writing for Publication—Book Marketing and Social Media:
- A Millenial’s Guide to Killing It at Instagram via The Next Web: Tips to get you started on Instagram.
- Helpful Tips for Promoting Your Blog on Social Media You Need Now via BadRedhead Media: Using social media to drive traffic to your blog.
- FFBC Blog Tour, Spotlight, & Giveaway: The Suffering Tree (Elle Cosimano) via YA Books Central: Elle Cosimano stops at YABC to talk about her book, The Suffering Tree.
- Lorie Langdon shares cover of 'Olivia Twist' and why the classic story resonates with her via Happily Ever After: Lorie Langdon on her upcoming YA historical fantasy, Olivia Twist, and why she felt compelled to reimagine Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.
- Author Of The Week: Chat with Julie Eshbaugh (Obsidian and Stars), Plus Giveaway!! via YA Books Central: Interview with Julie Eshbaugh about her YA novel, Obsidian and Stars.
- KAYLA OLSON GUEST POST and THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE GIVEAWAY via Literary Rambles: Kayla Olson discusses her path to publication in a guest post.
- Why We Need Diverse Characters In YA Books, According To Angie Thomas via BuzzFeed Books: Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, speaks to BuzzFeed about being inclusive when it comes to writing for children.
- In Done Dirt Cheap, I wanted to write about sisterhood. via YA Interrobang: Interview with Sarah Nicole Lemon, author of Done Dirt Cheap.
- We especially need flawed characters who are marginalized. via YA Interrobang: Interview with Riley Redgate, author of Noteworthy.
Adventures in YA Publishing Author Interviews:
Literary Agent News and Interviews:
- Meet the Agent: Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary via Writer’s Digest: Updated information on agent Anjali Singh and what she’s seeking in submissions.
- Agent Susan Hawk: Likes and Dislikes via Kathy Temean: Interview with literary agent Susan Hawk and what she’s seeking in submissions.
- AGENT SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW WITH KELLY VAN SANT AND QUERY CRITIQUE GIVEAWAY via Literary Rambles: Interview with Kelly Van Sant of D4EO Literary Agency.
Writing and Pitch Contests:
- Pitch Wars 2017 … all the details! via Brenda Drake: The full details on this year’s Pitch Wars contest, opening August 2.
- Why You Should Write a Synopsis Before You Start Writing Your Manuscript via Operation Awesome: Using a pre-novel synopsis to help you plot your story.
- Creating Effective Transitions via Karen Woodward: Transition tips to get you from scene to scene.
- The Blueprint for Writing a Novel from the First Five Pages to the End via Adventures in YA Publishing: Questions to ask about your characters as you craft your first five manuscript pages.
- Confidence and the Writer, Musings from Author Catherine Egan via Adventures in YA Publishing: Author Catherine Egan shares some thoughts on being a confident writer.
- Why Write During Difficult Times via Writer Unboxed: Writing as a cure to life’s ailments.
Publishing News & Trends:
- What new YA covers hit the web this week? (June 20) via YA Interrobang: A look at this week’s YA cover reveals.
- Penguin Announces New John Green Novel, ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ via Publishers Weekly: A new book from John Green is on its way.
New YA E-Book Deals:
New YA Book Giveaways:
- Adventures in YA Publishing Giveaways
- Epic Reads Giveaways
- Goodreads Giveaways
- RivetedLit Giveaways
- YA Books Central Giveaways
YA New Book Deals and Releases:
- New Releases this week 06/19-06/25 plus Giveaway of SUCH A GOOD GIRL via Adventures in YA Publishing: Our weekly feature of the best new YA releases, plus giveaway!
- What new YA books release this week? (June 20) via YA Interrobang: Another selection of YA releases.
- What's New In YA ~ June 20th, 2017 via YA Books Central: YABC’s look at new YA releases.
Just for Fun:
- Sarah Dessen Picks 7 Great Books for Your Beach Bag via The B&N Teen Blog: Books recommended by Sarah Dessen for your summer TBR list.