Friday, September 10, 2010

12 Best Articles This Week for Writers 9/10/10

To Market
After the Sale

Blogging, Twitter & Social Media
Book Reviews
  • China Mieville & Paolo Bacigalupi Tie for Best Novel at the Hugo Awards [ GalleyCat] Congrats also to Charles Stross, Peter Watts, Will McIntosh, Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio, Cheyenne Wright.
  • Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced for 2010 [ GalleyCat] NY Times pans Tom McCarthy but Booker Prize nomination may lessen the sting.
  • Lauren Strasnick's YA novel DAKOTA WEBB IS MISSING sells to Simon Pulse through the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
  • Greg Fishbone's middle grade book GALAXY GAMES, repped by Will Entertainment, sells to Tundra Books.
  • Author Joseph Bruchac's fantasy WOLF MARK is picked up by Tu Books through Barbara Kouts.
  • Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas's FROM WHAT I REMEMBER..., pitched as The Hangover meets The Breakfast Club, sells to Simon & Schuster Children's via William Morris Endeavor.
  • Cath Crowley's YA novel GRAFFITI MOON is purchased by Knopf Children's for publication in Summer 2012 via Inkwell Management.
  • Jarrett Krosoczka's middle grade PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD, pitched as Frog & Toad meets Law & Order, sells to Walden Pond Press in a four-book deal through Writers House.
  • Greg Leitich Smith's middle-grade THE CHRONAL ENGINE: AHEAD OF TIME sells to Clarion through Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown.
  • Author Kelley Armstrong's untitled YA series sells to Harper Teen in a three-book deal for publication in 2014 through the Helen Heller Agency.
  • Jennifer Smith's debut THE WEATHER MAKERS sells to Little, Brown Children's for publication
    Spring 2012 through ICM.
  • Jackson Pearce's PURITY, pitched as written in the style of "Saved!" and "Juno," to Little, Brown Children's for publication in Spring 2012 by Dystel & Goderich Literary Management .
  • Kat is Agent-ed! :) [The Katacomb] Congrats to Kat! WOOT!!!! We predict Hybrid will be a huge success.
Issues & Trends
Just for Smiles
 Other Weekly Round-Ups:

Did we miss anything? Anyone? Please leave a comment!

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Martina & Marissa


  1. How to Plot Your Book is a great post! Thanks for the others.

    You missed my BLOGFEST to be held next Wednesday, Sept. 15th. It's all about supporting your fellow blogger/writer. Come join us!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. WOW that was detailed and extensive.
    Well done!
    I'm off to book mark this page.

  3. Great job as always. There's only a few I've read. Wow, you two must be vampires. That's the only explanation I have for you being able to read all of these blogs (and many more). You just don't sleep (or eat). ;)

  4. I'm in the round up--how exciting! Thank you guys :D
    *runs off to check out the great links*

  5. Great work, ladies! :) Thanks for the inclusion. :) Nice to see so much good news this week, too!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  6. I enjoyed the 10 Ways to Rock on Social Media & Still Have a Life. Good time management info, because--as your Friday list proves--there's a LOT of writerly advice and information out in cyberspace! Thanks for the links.

  7. There are some great links here. Maybe you can do a post someday on how you read so many blogs and still have time to write. Your list is amazing. Thanks.

  8. So much awesome stuff! Can you two magicians please add another five hours to the day? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for the time you devote to this round up.

  9. I realize I've never commented on these amazing Friday posts. You guys are awesome. This is the first place I visit in blogland (and not just on Fridays). Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the effort you put into providing so much helpful info and inspiration.

  10. Thanks for the link! What an honor in a list of such great resources. : )

  11. Wow - fabulous links - thanks so much!! :)

  12. Aw, thank you for including my post. I feel so honored! Off to check some of these other fabulous links!


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