Today, Haley Radford, president of the former NaNoWriMo sponsor and agent matchmaking service LitFactor, shares three things authors might not know literary agents want:
Communication is king in 21st century publishing, and yet, there so often exists a frustrating breakdown between those who work in the business of books and those who are producing the glorious stories that sustain it. The mismatch between what literary agents really want and what writers think they want is a perfect example of this peculiar industry disconnect.
So agents want authors who’ll do the job of agents…
tiarachel asked: I posted about this (including lots of quotes -- you don't mind, do you?) at Daily Kos, with the headline "Even the disabled deserve a living wage." Not sure what kind of response it'll get on a friday night...
Thank you for the boost! As long as you’ve credited us/whoever is appropriate, we generally won’t mind the quotes I think,
Oh yes. It’s almost all blockquotes-with-links ;) Let’s see if the url will post here: Even the disabled deserve a living wage.
If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.
Best line to be quoted, “didn’t they start from whiteness?”
(Source: until-i-can-be-quiet, via thebicker)