Category Archives: Literary Agents


Longtime Writer’s Digest Editor, Chuck Sambuchino manages these one day learning experiences. I went to a recent event in Colorado but many are scheduled throughout the United States and occasionally Canada through 2020. I often don’t have 3-5 days to … Continue reading

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I’m more of a first base or right field kind of guy but tomorrow I’m pitching. Not the kind with nine innings (although our local pro team could use a lot of  help). Instead, I’ll be pitching two of my … Continue reading

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Keep Moving Forward with Connections

Last weekend I attended one of the SCBWI local chapter’s Connect sessions. This one focused on how to hunt for an agent. It was hosted by author/illustrator Anna-Maria Crum. Anna-Maria and her colleague/fellow author, Hilari Bell, also run a business … Continue reading

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An Evening at The Boulder Bookstore with Agents Sara Megibow & Shannon Hassan

What a pleasure to listen as Sara Megibow (Nelson Literary) and Shannon Hassan (Marsal Lyon Literary) answered questions about book publishing last night. I hope you find their comments as helpful as I did. 50% of our queries get rejected … Continue reading

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Middle Grade March is this Weekend

You can click on the image to get all the details. It starts midnight on March 1st. Find a middle grade title you have wanted to read and dig in! I’m signed up, though time may only allow me to … Continue reading

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The Agent Game

The Literary agent is an unusual breed and quite easy to spot in public. The first thing you notice is the glazed over often cross-eyed look from reading endless queries about the next huge best seller. Carpel Tunnel will be … Continue reading

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