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, […]

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Publishing Glossary A curated list of the industry terms and phrases aspiring and professional writers need to know

Language is power, and to that end we at The Editorial Department have come up with a glossary of commonly-used terms and abbreviations in the book publishing industry. This is a quick, handy guide (in no particular order) to many of the terms that writers will come across during all stages of editing and publishing. Enjoy and […]

By |2019-06-19T16:45:42+00:00|Self Publishing, Traditional Publishing|Comments Off on Publishing Glossary A curated list of the industry terms and phrases aspiring and professional writers need to know

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

[by Karinya Funsett]

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 […]

By |2022-02-22T18:02:40+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

Query Do, Query Don’t No need to ask. Here are ten tips literary agent Kate Johnson wants you to remember.

I’ve recently worked through a post-holiday backlog of submissions, and stumbled on some recurring themes and – naturally – some recurring pet peeves. Agents are as diverse in their taste for query letters as they are in their tastes for reading material, so please know my advice comes from personal preference. But I hope these rules will […]

By |2022-02-22T18:53:56+00:00|Ask an Agent, Traditional Publishing|Comments Off on Query Do, Query Don’t No need to ask. Here are ten tips literary agent Kate Johnson wants you to remember.

Common Language, Different Rules Literary Agent Kate Johnson compares and contrasts the U.S. and U.K. book markets

When I relocated part-time to the UK last year, there were many mysteries to figure out: Why so many tea breaks, and how does one brew it in the Orwell fashion? Where does one find canned pumpkin come Thanksgiving? What’s a knees-up, and what does it mean to get trolleyed there? […]

By |2019-06-19T17:14:04+00:00|Traditional Publishing|Comments Off on Common Language, Different Rules Literary Agent Kate Johnson compares and contrasts the U.S. and U.K. book markets

A View From The Trenches Literary Agent Lucas Hunt reflects on what authors need to know to be successful

If you want to publish today, your work must be impeccable. Whether you have a novel manuscript that has been slaved over for years, or are an expert in your field with a non-fiction book proposal, the case is the same. Your writing must be in the best shape possible to win the attention of an agent. […]

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