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We are so happy to speak with Kerri Maher, author of The Paris Bookseller. Based on the life of Sylvia Beach—bookseller, publisher and entrepreneur—this novel brings 1920s Paris to life in the most gorgeous, delicious ways. If you’ve been looking for a work that’s both escapist (the food! The love story! The writers!!) and will also feel like (easy…
 
Friends! We are so happy to have the amazing, warm, wise Rita Rosenkranz on our podcast. Not only is she a pillar of the industry, but she’s thoughtful, kind, and here to help YOU make the most of your publishing interactions. We love hearing her reflections on publishing innovations, new challenges, sustaining friendships—and what it all means for…
 
Oh my goodness. We LOVE this episode with Sophie Cousens! She and her work are SO much fun—gorgeous settings, fun meet cures, quirky characters—and the escapism you need NOW. We talk about how she moved from YA sci-fi to (adult!) romantic comedies, losing confidence in your work at the 30,000 word mark—and how it’s often harder to write the books t…
 
Join us for a free, live book-to-film event with producers Kim Williams, Edwin Stepp, and Jonathan Burkhart on Thursday, December 2, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT (introvert-friendly! We won't be able to see you).Get your FREE ticket here: https://manuscriptacademy.com/book-to-filmWant to meet a Hollywood producer, director or showrunner? Consult with them ab…
 
Content warning: Adult themes, childhood illness.We’ve never seen an author-agent relationship like this! Jonathan and Renee not only joke, but regularly roast each other—showing a level of comfort most can only dream of. We learn about their journey, from meet-cute (which Renee nearly forgot) to Jonathan playing hard to get (even though she was hi…
 
Join us Wednesday, October 27, 8pm ET / 5pm PT, for a FREE panel with book-to-film producers Eric Mofford, Marilyn Atlas, and Keith L. Shaw. Get your free ticket here: https://manuscriptacademy.com/live-pitch-workshop. Replay available at the same link, starting at 10pm ET. We are thrilled to have Book-To-Film producer Eric Mofford join us to answe…
 
We loved this book! If you’re also a fan of Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, and books both spooky and pretty, Lana’s newest work, Payback’s A Witch, is a beautiful, fun, sexy rom com for your October.We discuss how to know when you’ve written *just* enough description (and the fact that many readers don’t want to smell characters), writing villains w…
 
We talk about putting language to uncomfortable encounters, “I see what you did there” moments that are streamlined and brilliant, and why you don’t need (and probably shouldn’t have) a strict schedule for yourself as a writer. We also discuss vibrant settings, happy accidents, and how Amanda became an entrepreneur. Amanda Jayatissa grew up in Sri …
 
We are so happy to welcome Janet Costa Bates, award-winning author of several titles including, most recently, the picture book Time for Bed, Old House.We talk about Impostor Syndrome, selling books with *and* without an agent, and collaborating with your creative partners (wait until you hear how well her illustrator tapped into her story). And, y…
 
Welcome to an episode with the sweetest co-writing backstory we’ve ever heard—plus insight from their agent, Leticia Gomez, about what made this book work for her. On the Rocks, a narrative nonfiction book written by Maria Costanzo Palmer and Ruthie Robbins, chronicles the journey of personality Joseph Costanzo, Jr. in his rise to success in the 19…
 
Have you ever wanted a book that felt like a hug? A smart, funny, perfect escape? Nandini Bajpai’s Sister of The Bollywood Bride (published in India originally as Red Turban, White Horse) is the wedding/family/YA rom com you didn’t know you needed.Julie actually met Nandini at SCBWI years ago—and knew even then that she’d be a success. We talk abou…
 
We are so darn excited for today’s podcast. Not only was Laurell one of those interviews where you can just *feel* the writerly energy in the room, but she was creative, kind, thoughtful—and has amazing tips for your work. From avoiding info dumps (and a brilliant technique we’d never heard of) to planning a series (28 books strong!), research for …
 
Today on the podcast, we are so happy to welcome author Jennifer Chen and her agent, Caitie Flum from Liza Dawson Associates. We originally asked Jennifer on to talk about short pieces, and how she succeed with them—and she does a great job discussing that—but we were so pleasantly surprised to watch the thoughtful, kind, creative dynamic between t…
 
We are so thrilled to talk with Andrea Bartz, author of The Herd and (out today!) We Were Never Here. We discuss how the work was inspired (by someone very nice and non-murderous on a vacation), what it means to write scary works as a woman, and how she maintains *just* enough tension throughout.Andi says: Hi! I’m Andi, a Brooklyn-based writer and …
 
Welcome to another First Pages podcast! This week, our brave volunteer is Tamara Kahler. We talk with Tamara about pitching dark work just after a pandemic (and putting an emphasis on hope and agency), her submission strategy (you don’t have to send it to as many people as most recommend), and how she avoided the dreaded manuscript saggy middle (an…
 
Join us for a quick summer Q&A—with questions from our Facebook group!Haven’t joined? There are 3,000+ writers there to help you with your query, your comps, and be your supportive community along the way. Just head to ManuscriptAcademy.com/Facebook.In this episode, we talk about summer slowdown, editorial agents, when to write subsequent books in …
 
Hey everyone! This is a live recording of a very special book-to-filmevent with Eric Mofford (producer and consultant) and Marty Go (producer and director) all about how to craft an elevator pitch. If you’ve ever wondered how to describe your work quickly—or panicked at the “So, what’s your book about?” question—this episode is for you! Prefer to w…
 
We are so happy to welcome author, illustrator, and graphic novelist Whitney Gardner to the podcast! In this episode, we talk about plotting, pantsing, graphic novels, optimizing art with your editor, and much more. We also discuss working with multiple agents, succeeding against trend, and—we couldn’t help it—how to roast, grind, and perfect your …
 
We are so happy to tell you the story of how Agent Cecilia Lyra and author Kari Nixon met, became friends—and then officially started to work together. Kari is a science writer with the style of an English Major. Her work, Quarantine Life from Cholera to COVID-19: What Pandemics Teach Us About Parenting, Work, Life, and Communities from the 1700s t…
 
We are so happy to welcome author Lindsay Maple, who generously offered to fill a last-minute opening in our first pages podcast (we love the last-minute stepping up!).Today, we’re going over her romantic comedy first page, talking about her process, her research, and the things she’s learned along the way.You can learn more about Lindsay on Twitte…
 
We are so happy to welcome Julie Falatko, author of Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be In This Book) and all-around delightful human, to talk with us about her writing process, the transition from picture books to middle grade novels—and how to maintain your ability to concentrate and do “deep work,” even when living in a year that’s a dumpst…
 
It’s easy to believe that you have to be perfect to get published. Today, we bring you proof—hilarious, painful, honest proof—that things can go horribly awry and then end up great.Whether it’s checking in too soon (and getting called out by an agent), writing a pitch without a conflict or stakes (and then booking back-to-back agent meetings) or ha…
 
When blogger Jenny True wrote a post called F%^ Your Baby Advice, she never expected it would go viral. Soon the offers came in—including an advice columnist post and, then, a book deal. Now, with You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood coming out May 4, she’s a powerful new voice of humor, support, and parenting insights. …
 
Julie asked our Facebook group (join here! 3,000+ nice writers to support you: https://manuscriptacademy.com/facebook) what they’d like to know about critique. We discuss critique partners with the right problem and wrong solution, the chain reaction when you change one element, how Jessica gives her agency clients feedback, and differentiating bet…
 
We are so happy to welcome Laekan Zea Kemp to the podcast! We talk about how she got her agent (and made sure she was a true ally), her advice for writers (and how to keep your creative self safe), and how she came up with the idea for this gorgeous new story. Laekan Zea Kemp is a writer living in Austin, Texas. She’s also the creator and host of t…
 
We are so happy to share this with you! This episode was live-recorded March 2021. Want to watch the free video version instead? Head to https://manuscriptacademy.com/anne-elliott. Want an email about upcoming free events? Head to https://manuscriptacademy.com/subscribe. Many of us learn fiction writing via short stories—and many of us fall in love…
 
High stakes in quiet stories, fresh takes on dead genres, and how agencies share manuscripts We talk with agent Shannon Snow about how she’d love to bring dystopias and other “dead” genres back (even if, according to Jessica, dystopia couldn’t die fast enough), how agencies decide to take on projects (and share genres between themselves), and how t…
 
We are so happy to welcome agent Larissa Melo Pienkowski to the podcast! We loved having her as a guest, and think you'll love her, too. Larissa Melo Pienkowski is a literary agent at Jill Grinberg Literary Management, the assistant publisher of Dottir Press, and a freelance editor and sensitivity reader. As a Latinx, mixed-race bookworm, she’s pas…
 
We are so happy to welcome Haley Casey to the podcast! Haley Casey graduated from The University of Kansas in 2015 with a BA in creative writing, and that fall, she attended the Denver Publishing Institute. She began her full-time career at Ogden Publications, where she was an editor for four years. There she worked with a variety of authors across…
 
We are so happy to welcome agent Cecilia (CeCe) Lyra to the podcast! Cecilia will go through her inbox, #TenQueries style, giving us in-the-moment reactions to her queries. Ever wondered what agents think when they read your submissions? Now you know. Cecilia Lyra is an agent at P.S. Literary actively acquiring adult fiction and nonfiction. She is …
 
Welcome to our live-recorded event with agent Lizzie Poteet! *****Please note that there are some adult topics mentioned in this episode. We aren't the MPAA, but we'd rate it PG-13.*****Originally from Nashville, TN, Lizzie Poteet is an agent at The Seymour Agency after several years at St Martin’s Press/Macmillan. A hopeless romantic, she’s eterna…
 
In this episode, Julie meets with her former teaching partner, Mary Murchie, to discuss two first pages, the role of detail from a reader's perspective, and what they’ll cover in their new Facebook Live series. Want to join a few thousand supportive writers in our free Facebook group? Head to https://manuscriptacademy.com/Facebook.…
 
Happy 2021! We have a brand new year with a ton of new projects designed to keep you creative, happy, and optimistic. We have:A new first-page podcast (in the feed now!) with Mary Murchie, our newest Facebook Live host. If you’d like to join our free Facebook group, head to https://manuscriptacademy.com/facebook.This month, we also have:*A success …
 
Hello friends! It is time for our annual holiday party. This year, we’re featuring agent and editor guests, fun ways to find new critique partners and friends, and a choose your own adventure format to build the best holiday party for you. Everything is free, online of course, and designed to be the kind of fun usually only possible in a year that …
 
We are so happy to welcome Esther Cajahuaringa, an editor at Hachette Book Group.This is the first in a series of live-recorded Q&A’s with agents and editors. Are you interested in attending events like this? Learn more about our member lounge here: https://manuscriptacademy.com/member-lounge8:05 Why can't one publishing house can’t have two simila…
 
We are so happy to welcome Rebecca Raskin, an editor at HarperCollins, to our podcast.Rebecca started her career at Kensington Books, where she worked on genre fiction (including cozy mysteries, which we’ll talk about later in the episode!) and now works primarily on nonfiction. We talk about how Rebecca loves “quiet” novels (and whether there’s a …
 
This episode was recorded live in front of our Facebook group. Join for free events, support, community and more: https://manuscriptacademy.com/facebookWe talk with Em about her time in subrights, focusing on co-editions (and what that means), how predictions about ebooks were far from accurate, and what we should do about New Adult (and the very i…
 
We loved recording this episode. Amyra touches on the very most vital parts of creativity—and still manages, even after all her success as an artist, musician, activist, and more--to have the perfect advice for beginning writers on what matters most.She talks about how to value your work—even when you don’t have a lot of spare time; how to communic…
 
Hey Everyone! We know there’s a lot going on in the world this week, and we hope you’re doing well. We’re doing our best to create a kind, cozy community for you, so have support going into these winter months. Here’s what’s happening this month:Tuesday, November 10, we have a live queries and pages panel with agent Kiana Nguyen at the Donald Maass…
 
We are so happy to join Kelly Thomas, agent at Serendipity Literary, to talk about what happens on the agent side of the desk—how agents get hired, how much determination is involved, and what it’s like to enter the industry at 40. Plus, as a writer herself, Kelly has extra insight into what goes through agents' minds when writing rejections--and h…
 
We are so happy to join Megan Barnard on a journey through her inbox. Listen as she describes ten real queries, her thoughts on each one, and what they mean for you in your querying process. Plus, hear about her tips, how she got into agenting, and her best practices for getting an agent's attention.Megan joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agen…
 
We are so excited to share our 100th podcast episode! This was our very first Zoom event, our first live podcast recording with guests in the room with us--and we were thrilled to welcome more than 100 of you. We are so happy to welcome:Kayla Lightner, Ayesha Pande LiterarySaba Sulaiman, Talcott-Notch LiteraryFiona Kenshole, Transatlantic AgencyMar…
 
(Note: Apologies for Jessica's sound! This is what happens when we try to use Bluetooth earbuds.) In this episode, we talk about the challenges and insights that come with being a writer/editor, the complexities of the submission process, and how the phrase “editors no longer edit” just isn’t true (but there's plenty you can do to make the process …
 
Hey friends, we have a really exciting week, it’s September, and school is in session—so we thought we’d give you announcements just like when your vice principal would get on the PA each morning and say goooooo sports! So here’s what’s happening this week:Tonight, September 21, 2020, at 8 pm Eastern is the official deadline for our 100th podcast e…
 
Watch the live recording of this event here: https://manuscriptacademy.com/katAre you tired of Zoom happy hours? Missing real, creative, spontaneous connection? Us too. Author Kat Vellos is here to help!Kat says:Welcome, friend! If you know anything about me, you know that I’d rather be greeting you with a giant bear hug… in a cozy room full of art…
 
View our promo video + learn more here: https://manuscriptacademy.com/podcast-100It’s been such an amazing journey speaking with agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals about the things that mean the most to them-–life, work, creativity, and community.To celebrate our 100th episode, we wanted to do something new, special, interactive…
 
We are so happy to bring you this episode with Jessica Watterson, agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. We talk about plotting, tension, and exercises for making sure that each chapter moves your work forward. We also discuss revise and resubmits (and what agents look for in requested changes), how agents write pitch letters (and sometimes …
 
We talk with Linda Camacho, agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency, about your character’s desire line—how it’s useful for both clarity and storytelling—and the deeper wish behind the ostensible goal. (For example: Ralphie in A Christmas Story wants a BB gun, but what he *really* wants is to be perceived as an adult.) We also discuss how to work w…
 
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