Posts and articles by The Editorial Department’s YA and middle grade fiction specialist Karinya Funsett.

Spelling It Out in the Synopsis

Let’s start by getting this out in the open: I’m not what one would call an especially fantasy-savvy reader. I like good stories regardless of the genre, but when my co-workers start throwing around fantasy references during our chats, I more often than not have to quickly google the author or character in question before saying, “ah, yes, I get it now! Good one!” Ahem.

Now that I’ve “outed” myself as being relatively clueless about fantasy, you might be asking, “So you […]

By | 2018-03-06T21:23:35+00:00 |KF, The Writer’s Craft, Traditional Publishing|Comments Off on Spelling It Out in the Synopsis

Let’s Hear It for the Little Guy! When it comes to literary agencies, bigger isn’t always better

Your manuscript is finally finished. It’s been revised, agonized over, critiqued, and revised again. It’s ready to take the next step. It’s ready for an agent. And because you want nothing but the best for your manuscript, you know you’ve got to find the best agent possible. The biggest name, the top seller, the power player. Right?

Well, not necessarily. Many superstar agents are great at what they do – that’s how they became superstars, after all – but they’re not the […]

By | 2018-05-03T21:16:26+00:00 |Getting Published, KF, Traditional Publishing|Comments Off on Let’s Hear It for the Little Guy! When it comes to literary agencies, bigger isn’t always better