Avery and guest host Emily chat with agent Chelsea Hensley of KT Literary. We discuss the ongoing HarperCollins Union strike, our beefs against the Game of Thrones TV show, and the realities of the query trenches from the other side. More information about Chelsea and how to query her can be found here. Emily's Percy … Continue reading Episode 75: Interview with Literary Agent Chelsea Hensley!
D.C. and Avery discuss the ins and outs of hiring artists for cover art, swag, or children's book illustration. In this episode, they dissect both the business and the creative side of the commissioning process. Mentioned in this Episode: Papyrus Skit from Saturday Night Live ArtStation Writers: How To Credit Illustrators, Blog Post by D.C. … Continue reading Episode 73: Commissioning Artists
(Mini-Episode) In this episode, D.C. and Avery discuss their favorite and least favorite portrayals of writers (and publishing) in film and television. How they got things right, and how they sometimes get them oh so wrong. Movies and Television Shows Mentioned: Stranger Than Fiction The Lost City Saving Mr. Banks Younger Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts … Continue reading Episode 52: Writers in Movies/TV
(Mini-Episode) They say "a bad agent is worse than no agent" but how can you avoid a bad agent? In this episode, D.C. and Avery discuss some red flags, as well as "yellow flags" that may indicate an otherwise great agent might not be the best fit for your personal career goals. Items mentioned: QueryTracker … Continue reading Episode 44: Literary Agent Red Flags
(Mini-Episode) In this mini-episode, D.C. and Avery discuss how to decide when you're ready to start querying literary agents, if you're seeking traditional publication. Click here for the full "Finding Betas and Critique Partners" episode that is referenced in this episode. Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 038 (to download, right-click the Download button … Continue reading Episode 38: When Am I Ready to Query?