Thursday, April 1, 2010

Double A Thursday: Agents & Awards

What's Cooking? Beef stew, which is quickly becoming my favorite food in the world. Is that weird?
I have a great piece of news to share today! Weronika Janczuk just announced that she's now a Junior Agent at the Maddox Agency. Read about her good news here! She'll be accepting queries starting 5/1/10 and will be representing YA, Romance, and Memoir. Make sure to stop by her comments section and wish her well on this new and exciting endeavor.

In addition, two very popular agents have announced important changes to their submission guidelines that are worth checking out. Kate Testerman's new guidelines are here and Janet Reid's here.

I'm also very excited to accept the Prolific Blogger award, given to me by Night Writer, Myrna Foster, and Krista V. of Mother. Write. (Repeat.). Thanks Myrna & Krista!

"By definition, a prolific blogger 'is one who is intellectually productive...keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.'"

*Blush* I'm honored, and feel very undeserving of such high praise.

Now, to pass on the award to five intellectually productive bloggers. I apologize if you've already received this award, but I guess that means your blog is just extra enjoyable....

Tess Hilmo who wrote one of the best posts I've ever read on how to start a novel. Since that post I've been a Tess-Hilmo-blog addict. Tess's debut novel With a Name Like Love is scheduled for release by FSG/Macmillan in Fall, 2011. Hooray for Tess!

Sharon K. Mayhew at Random Thoughts. She recently held a Authoress-esque first-four-sentences critique session that was loads of fun!

Wendy Paine Miller over at All In A Day's Thought. Wendy always has thoughful and thought-provoking things to say.

Lisa Schroeder is a published author whose most recent book, It's Raining Cupcakes, had its book birthday last month. Yay, Lisa! Lisa's blog is fun and interesting to read because she's very open about what life is like on the other side of publication (hint: it's rewarding and awesome, but not all cupcakes! tee hee).

Caroline Starr Rose of Caroline by line who just announced the sale of her debut novel, May B., by Tricycle Press in Fall, 2011. Congratulations, Caroline!

So, there's your homework: five awesome blogs to check out. Happy April Fools Day, everyone, and don't let anybody pull your leg when you're not looking!


  1. Congratulations on your award and thanks for passing it along to me. I'm glad you enjoyed my version of MSFV contest. (Whew! I'm glad I didn't have 200 entrants like she did!)

  2. Sharon, No kidding! That woman amazes me. Your contest was great, though, because I could get through all of them without feeling exhausted. I hope you'll do it again sometime! :)

  3. You are so naughty. That's the only April Fool's I've fallen for today.

  4. Yes, Amy, two syllables: naugh-ty. And you, too, Weronika:)

  5. LOL! Thanks for humoring me, everyone. I couldn't come up with my own April Fool's joke so I had to use Weronika's. :)

  6. Congrats on your award, and thanks for the links. I already follow some of those blogs, and they're great! Happy April Fool's Day to you, too!

  7. I am deeply honored! Thank you.
    ~ Wendy

  8. Thanks for the shout-out, I appreciate it!!

  9. What great blogs. I have some reading to do now;)
    It's amazing how many people can write about the same basic things and express it so differently.

  10. Thanks for the links! Not just for the blogs but the agent's information, too.


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