Chance to pitch to editors/agents

Chance to pitch to editors/agents

Would you call this a really cool contest? a promo? However you want to call it, three seemingly lovely writer-types (don’t know them personally) have created “Pitchmas in July” where your 35-word pitch might get chosen by an editor or agent that wants more… Check out their site for details, and do it quickly, as the first email must be submitted to them by July 8th (2013).

I wish you luck, but not so much luck that it’s at my expense, as I’ve submitted two manuscript pitches to them…

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My second marketing-for-writers post at The Picture Book Academy

My second marketing-for-writers post at The Picture Book Academy

This was my second blog post at The Picture Book Academy. It talks about what every writer needs to include in their website, and what stuff needs to just stop already (I’m looking at you, splash pages). Lemme know whatcha think!

My first marketing-for-writers blog post at Picture Book Academy

My first marketing-for-writers blog post at Picture Book Academy

I am on staff at The Picture Book Academy and write a quasi-monthly marketing blog for writers and illustrators (let’s not get too caught up in timelines, shall we? show some flexibility, it’s bound to get posted eventually). This was my first post, about creating a writer’s (or illustrator’s) platform. It defines what one is. Each following post will take apart an aspect of a platform and explain why it’s necessary. While there are lots of blogs with great writing/marketing advice out there, I’d like to think mine is just as good. Read and see for yourself. If you agree, pls say so. If you disagree, feel free to rant as well. Just don’t take away my chocolate. Well, the milk and white crap you can have, but keep yer mitts off the dark stuff.