Archive for the ‘News’ Category

DearEditor.com on Holiday Hiatus

posted 12/1/13

Dear Readers…

In the spirit of focusing on family during the holidays (and knocking out final pages for a mid-December manuscript deadline!), I’m going to put DearEditor.com on holiday hiatus for the first time ever. Join me again in January to ring in the new year with free edit giveaways (two already planned!) as well as fun and informational Q-and-A posts about the art, craft, and business of writing. I’ll keep posting on the DearEditor.com Facebook, Google+, and Twitter pages, so tune in there for news and inspirational posts until 2014.

Happy writing!
The Editor

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News: 1 Call for Submissions & 2 Publisher-Sponsored Contests

posted 5/29/13

Dear Readers…

Summer seems to be bringing out the editors! In today’s post I share news about two publisher-sponsored contests and a call for submissions for a new imprint. Check out the rest of the post for details on these opportunities.

Heads up: I post news like this and other publishing happenings on the DearEditor.com Facebook page and DearEditor.com Google+ page. If you haven’t already “Liked” the page, consider checking it out. I do my best to keep the news and inspirational items flowing there.

Happy submitting!
The Editor

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Newsflash! The Editor’s New Book for Writers of ‘New Adult’ Fiction

posted 5/20/13

The Editor is happy to announce her new book Writing the New Adult Novel: How to Write and Sell ‘New Adult’ Fiction, to be published by Writer’s Digest Books in 2014. This book for writers will be a hands-on guide featuring essential information, steps, and techniques to guide writers in creating engaging stories featuring eighteen- to twenty-six-year-old protagonists against the backdrop of the emerging adult experience.

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Newsflash: The Editor to Deliver State of Industry Keynote

posted 4/22/13

The Editor is honored to deliver the state of the children’s book industry keynote at the SCBWI 42nd Summer Conference August 2-5. She will also teach an intensive and two breakouts, as well as do one-on-one critiques. Registration for the conference just opened up. For details, read today’s full post or go straight to the SCBWI conference home page.

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NEWS: The FREE EDIT Giveaway Winner…

posted 8/29/12

Dear Readers…

The giveaway for one FREE EDIT of a full manuscript is over. Early this morning I used Randomizer.org to select the winner: IAN T. HEALY, with his spoofy space opera Starf*cker. I look forward to working with Ian, who is already making his mark in the superhero fiction category.

Happy writing!
The Editor

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News from DearEditor.com

posted 8/4/12

Dear Readers…

The Editor has been quiet for a couple of weeks, but with good reason: she was preparing the keynote “An Up to the Minute Survey of Market Needs and Trends” for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators International Conference this weekend. She has just delivered her talk to a full crowd of 1,200, and you can glimpse some highlights at the SCBWI Conference Blog: http://bit.ly/PUnTAo. Starting next week, The Editor will be back online, feverishly answering reader questions about the craft, market, and business of writing.

Happy writing!

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Newsflash: SCBWI Summer Conference with The Editor

posted 4/17/12

Dear Readers…

SCBWI’s 2012 Summer Conference registration opens tomorrow, April 18, at 10am! DearEditor.com readers are getting this alert because a lot of you write for young people and this important annual 3-day event sells out—and the intensives on the extra day fill up almost immediately. If you were planning on registering, don’t delay. As you peruse the amazing schedule, note that The Editor will be there presenting the Current Market Report keynote, a breakout session on writing dialogue, an intensive on revising your MG/YA novel, and an intensive on creating youthful narrative sensibility. Read the rest of today’s DearEditor.com newsflash for details on her presentations; check out the full info on the SCBWI conference page.

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News: DearEditor.com Goes Mobile

posted 2/29/12

Dear Readers…

Now you can access DearEditor.com on your iPhone or other mobile device. Go ahead, try it out. And if you’re a social media hipster, you’ll be glad to find DearEditor.com now on Google+ sharing industry news, creative inspirations, and writing tips to keep you in the publishing know.

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Announcing DearEditor.com’s Revision Week, March 5-10!

posted 2/21/12

Dear Readers…

The Editor is thrilled to host eight prolific, bestselling, award-winning authors for a week of revision tips, insights, and stories from the trenches. Learn from writers who turn first drafts into lauded books every day—and enter the daily drawings for Free Partial Edits and the grand prize Full Manuscript Edit giveaway.

Read on for more…

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News: eBook Winner; Free Online Workshop with the Editor

posted 2/9/12

Dear Readers…

DearEditor.com is happy to announce the winner of the How to Promote Your Children’s Book eBook Giveaway, along with details about a free online YA Fiction workshop with The Editor.

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