Friday, September 24, 2010

Best Articles This Week for Writers 9/24/10

To Market
After the Sale
  • SCBWI Awards $12,500 in Work-in-Progress Grants [Alice Pope's SCBWI Children's Market Blog] Congrats to all the winners!
  • The One Thousandth Post Giveaway [Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent] Congrats are in order for Nathan Bransford!
  • I'm in Print! [Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight] Congrats to Nicole--she's in the Bloody Carnival anthology out this week!
  • Cece Bell's early reader RABBIT AND ROBOT to Candlewick.
  • Tricycle Press picks up Stephanie Gwyn Brown's PB Professor Aesop's THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE.
  • Vallery Hyduk's YA novel SINK OR SWIM set to publish in fall 2011 by James Lorimer.
  • YA writer Sarah Beth Durst's DRINK, SLAY, LOVE to Margaret McElderry Books in a two-book deal.
  • Bourne Identity meets ancient mythology and paranormal in Lesley Livingston's trilogy STARLING, nabbed by Harper Children's.
  • Cecilia Galante's first four books in her LITTLE WINGS series to Random House.
  • TAP TAP BOOM BOOM, a picture book by Elizabeth Bluemle, to Candlewick.
  • Beach Lane books grabs Mary Lyn Ray's DEER DANCER.
  • Michael Roy's MG novel THE VERY HEART OF THE THING to Delacorte Children's.
  • Antony John's ELEMENTAL YA trilogy to Dial.
  • Delacorte picks up MYSTIC CITY by YA author Ted Michael.
  • Marley Gibson's RADIATE, a YA contemporary, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Book Reviews
Blogging, Twitter & Social Media
Just for Smiles
 Other Weekly Round-Ups:

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

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Martina & Marissa


  1. There are so many amazing links here. I just clicked on one about copy editing. Thanks for the hits. Enjoy your weekend, ladies.

  2. Great links as usual. You're making it a challenge for me to find something you haven't seen.

    Good think I like challenges.

  3. I'm amazed at the links you collect each week! Thanks so much for the hard work, and for mentioning a few of my posts!

    Anglea @ The Bookshelf Muse

  4. Ditto what Angela said. I look forward to browsing these links every Friday. Thank you so much!

  5. Ooooo! In the Craft links, I just read:
    TEN TIPS on Pace & Structure of a Thriller [The Kill Zone]

    Some excellent stuff there on how to make your plot compelling--I'd never thought of this:
    "Action by itself can be boring if you don’t add the right balance of the human struggle and emotion into a story."

  6. Another awesome roundup! Thanks so much for the mention.

  7. Great links. Glad so many people have good news to report.

  8. Thanks, everyone! Glad you enjoy the links -- and Angela, Julie, Lydia and Candyland -- it's our pleasure to include you! Thanks for the great work.

    Carol, I like that article, too. You've summed up my favorite part beautifully. In fact, I had that same problem with my ms until this most recent draft. (At least, I hope I've fixed that :D) Rewriting is all about the layers, isn't it?

  9. Another great round-up! Thanks for including Sisters in Scribe!

  10. Great links ladies! And thanks for the mention!

  11. Thanks for all of the hard work Ladies!


Tell us what you think. We'd love to hear from you! :)