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Q&A With Literary Agent Diane Stockwell

Diane Stockwell joined The Editorial Department in the spring of 2020 and is now available to consult with authors in the later stages of readying manuscripts for publication and submission to agents and publishers.  We’re delighted to have her aboard and to share this brief Q&A  with her.

What single word comes to mind to define the state of traditional publishing today?

Evolving.

What do you see as having changed most in the industry since you began your publishing career twenty-five years […]

By |2020-06-19T20:57:17+00:00|General, Q&A, RSB|Comments Off on Q&A With Literary Agent Diane Stockwell

Missing, Presumed, a novel by Susie Steiner Considering characterization, craft, and the conventions of mystery writing in a stunning series debut

by Ross Browne with Susie Steiner

One thing the editor in me loves about mysteries is seeing how successful authors navigate the challenge of writing entertainingly in a style of novel that’s inherently formulaic. For all its boundless appeal, mystery is a genre whose stories can be very similar in plot and structure, usually opening with the discovery of a crime and ending with the perpetrator being brought to justice in some way or another.

Many of my […]

By |2019-06-17T20:21:48+00:00|Book Reviews and Analysis, Mystery / Suspense, Q&A, RSB, The Writer’s Craft|Comments Off on Missing, Presumed, a novel by Susie Steiner Considering characterization, craft, and the conventions of mystery writing in a stunning series debut

What Agents Want. (To Be Surprised, impressed, and Moved.)

Hello!

It’s a huge pleasure to be blogging for The Editorial Department, my first introduction to the publishing industry back when I was but a tiny U of A graduate. Since TED, I’ve moved to New York and landed at Wolf Literary Services, a literary agency that has me reading thousands of manuscripts, interacting with countless authors, and shepherding writers through all stages of their writing careers. It’s a job I adore and one that has given me a lot of insight […]

By |2018-05-03T21:03:28+00:00|Ask an Agent, Q&A, Traditional Publishing|Comments Off on What Agents Want. (To Be Surprised, impressed, and Moved.)