Pitch worthy

24 Jan

Well, I survived my first Pitch Wars. It was great fun reading all of the pitches, and in the end I made requests for what appears to be, three very promising manuscripts. One of which is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan children’s story. Another, a YA steampunk romance. Industry events like this are great, as it allows for new writers to have their work critiqued and assessed by editors + agents without having to do much leg work. It’s lovely for me, because it’s not very often I get to scour a collection of works in one go, and then have the opportunity to place dibs on which pieces I wish to pursue. Now that I have partaken in one, I hope to participate in more down the road. 

Today brought about many lovely surprises. Not just lovely manuscripts, but a slew of other literary goodies. Most were brought to my attention via Twitter. Now that I am tweeting, I wonder how I ever survived without my Twitter account. Every morning I arise to an accessible barrage of literary news and revelations. It’s fantastic!

Like this: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323874204578219563353697002.html

And this: http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/jan/23/praise-language-police/

And this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/23/ali-smith-how-i-write.html

Best of all, there was this: http://www.mhpbooks.com/researchers-uncover-hundreds-of-william-blake-etchings/

Amazing. 

 

 

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