Lyrical Press Updates Wish List for Spring 2014

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Corinne DeMaagd, the Acquisitions Editor for Lyrical Press (an imprint of Kensington Publishing), has posted an updated “wish list” of what she wants authors to submit. Currently, she is interested in two types of manuscripts: classic fairy tales retold with new twists and surprises; and super…

7 Literary Agents Actively Seeking Manuscripts from Book Authors

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I have compiled a list of literary agents actively seeking submissions from agented and unagented authors. Their “wish lists” represent their current needs.

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Literary Agent: Jennifer Azantian (submit to this agent)
Azantian Literary Agency (est. 2014)

Formerly an agent at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Jennifer launched her own agency this year and is seeking submissions from authors.

Wish List: science fiction and fantasy (including their sub-genres) for adults, young adults, and middle grade readers.

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Literary Agent: Michael Bourret (submit to this agent)
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (est. 1994)
Location: New York, NY 10003

Wish List: Michael is interested in middle grade and Y.A. fiction, commercial adult fiction, and all types of nonfiction, from ‘how-to’ to historical. He’s dedicated to books on food and cocktail, biographies, popular history, pop science, sports, and religion.

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Neanderthals Had Shallow Gene Pool, Study Says

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Neanderthals were remarkably less genetically diverse than modern humans, with Neanderthal populations typically smaller and more isolated, researchers say.

Although Neanderthals underwent more genetic changes involving their skeletons, they had fewer such changes in behavior and…

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5 Small Press Publishers Seeking Manuscripts from Authors

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These small and independent book publishers are requesting manuscript submissions from new and published authors of fiction and nonfiction.

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Launched last year Boo Books is an indie press of novels, novellas, short story anthologies, and children’s books. The…

The Basics of Writing a Query Letter

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Query letters are difficult to write. I did not have to do one (I subbed a blurb of my book), but the summary of my When Stars Die on Goodreads and Amazon is basically a query letter, so I’m going to use it as an example of why it works.

Even if you are not by any means close to this stage, it…

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Praying Mantis Rides Snail Through Borneo Jungle. (Photos by Nordin Seruyan/Barcroft Media)

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New Writing Forum: Writing the Stars

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I’ve got 1,726 of you all as my followers (and counting), and a big chunk of you are writers. As I’ve said, I post this periodically throughout the day for my followers who aren’t able to catch it at the time, so join Writing the Stars! It has boards to suit most of your writing needs, and…