Submissions 101: Social Media Savvy, pt 2

As we discussed last month, agents and editors strongly encourage authors to develop a platform long before their book is published. One key element for most authors and illustrators is social media. But what should your social media look like while querying, (especially if you don't feel you have anything to talk about)? Here are... Continue Reading →

Agent Research 101 – Mining Deal Data

Here at Sub It Club, we've previously shared step-by-step strategies for researching agents and tips for vetting newer agents. In both cases, an important piece of information is deal announcements, which you can find by searching on the agent's name in Publisher's Weekly. You can also find deals using Publisher's Marketplace too, but the service costs $25 per month. Still,... Continue Reading →

Midsummer’s Mayhem – A Query Letter That Worked

Good news, Sub It Clubbers. Today I'm featuring Rajani LaRocca's delicious query for her forthcoming middle grade, Midsummer's Mayhem (Yellow Jacket, 2019), a yummy blend of A Midsummer's Night Dream and Master Chef Junior.  Note: Rajani's manuscript was requested thanks to #PitchWars. That's why her query doesn't include the typical personalization paragraph. Rajani noted that when she queried prior... Continue Reading →

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