Finding an Agent

Many years ago I attended a conference presentation on Agent Hunting. Though I do not have an agent (and I haven’t looked for one yet), if you are interested in children’s literature, attending SCBWI conferences–regional or national–would be a good place to start.

What Makes a Project Viable?

Sean McCarthy, founder and sole agent for Sean McCarthy Literary Agency, discussed what makes a work viable. He gave four requirements. It has an arresting commercial hook. It has an internal or emotional core. Character transformation takes place. It has a fresh, original concept. Related to that, I believe, was his comment on issue-driven versus character-driven

How Does a Novel Work?

From Sarah Jane Abbott, an associate editor for Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, who spoke at Austin’s SCBWI conference: After the novel has been submitted and accepted (if I remember correctly), the editor will read, line edit, and check changes on a draft. They will also send an edit letter with