Author Mike Chen On The True Hell of Being On Submission

If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. There are good reasons for that; authors aren't exactly encouraged to talk in detail about our own submission experiences, and - just like agent hunting - everyone's story is different. I managed to cobble together a few non-specific questions … Continue reading Author Mike Chen On The True Hell of Being On Submission

S. Gonzales On The Emotional Roller Coaster of Being On Submission

If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. There are good reasons for that; authors aren't exactly encouraged to talk in detail about our own submission experiences, and - just like agent hunting - everyone's story is different. I managed to cobble together a few non-specific questions … Continue reading S. Gonzales On The Emotional Roller Coaster of Being On Submission

An Agent Tells You What He Loves (and Hates) In Query Letters, Plus An Editor on What “Revise & Resubmit” Really Means

This month on the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire Patreon I'm welcoming agent Eric Smith and former editor Anica Mrose Rissi for exclusive behind-the-publishing-world editions of the podcast. Eric Smith of PS Literary joined me to talk about what he loves - and hates - in queries, what genres he's looking for, what he's not, … Continue reading An Agent Tells You What He Loves (and Hates) In Query Letters, Plus An Editor on What “Revise & Resubmit” Really Means

Beth Ellyn Summer On Surviving The Submission Process… For Two Years

Today's guest for the SHIT (Submission Hell, It's True) is Beth Ellyn Summer. Beth writes contemporary young adult fiction that always includes the following elements: fame, makeup, and television. She graduated from Long Island University with a degree in print and electronic journalism, but the real highlight of her college years was interning for Conan O’Brien … Continue reading Beth Ellyn Summer On Surviving The Submission Process… For Two Years

MEM Author Bethany C. Morrow On the Need for Representation Throughout the Publishing Industry

Today’s guest on the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire podcast is Bethany C. Morrow, author of MEM which released this month from Unnamed Press. Bethany graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology (but took notable detours in the Film and Theatre departments). Following undergrad, she studied Clinical Psychological Research … Continue reading MEM Author Bethany C. Morrow On the Need for Representation Throughout the Publishing Industry

I’m Interviewed About 10 Years of Querying Before Finding Success

I was recently interviewed by Diane Callahan for her series Writer to Writer. Learn about my decade-long query trenches slog, how I write from such a dark place, hitting deadlines, and finding motivation. And, if you'd like to learn about my NINE cats and thoughts on the writing process, check out this interview on Paws4Thought … Continue reading I’m Interviewed About 10 Years of Querying Before Finding Success