Writers’ Institute

Event: Writers’ Institute Location: Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI Length: 3 days Cost: $280 for all 3 days; $180 for day 1 only or days 2-3 only Website: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/LSA/writing/awi/ I first attended this one in 2012, and it has since leapt into...

Happy Earth Day

I love Earth Day. I’m a veteran environmentalist and I love that on this one day of the year most other people are at least aware of the natural world they live in. I’ve been reading a ton of dystopian fiction lately and juxtaposed against this day of...

Publishing News Of The Week

  Digital news: New Adult is the “hot new category in books” says USA Today. ICM and other agencies utilize Perseus’s Argo Navis self-publishing program for their authors. Rachel Van Dyken’s self-published novel THE BET hits the New York Times and USA Today bestseller...

Giveaway featuring MariNaomi!

In celebration of the book deal for MariNaomi’s next graphic memoir, TURNING JAPANESE (press release can be found here), we are excited to offer a chance to win an exclusive piece from MariNaomi herself! The winner will receive a personalized avatar illustrated...

An Open-Ended Question to Picture Book Writers

A few days ago I decided I throw out this question on Twitter: For my PB writing followers: What’s one thing you’d like to ask/learn from an agent or reviewer? (Outside of getting an agent/reviewer) — Danielle M. Smith (@the1stdaughter) April 11, 2013...