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1. New Literary Agent Alert: Sara Sciuto of Full Circle Literary

Reminder: Newer agents are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage.

 

 

 

 

About Sara: Sara Sciuto is a new member of Full Circle Literary. A recent graduate of University of California San Diego, Sara also completed literature coursework at NYU. Before joining Full Circle, she gained valuable experience working on film and foreign rights with the Taryn Fagerness Agency. Her great passions in life are travel and good food – and good books, of course, but that goes without saying! While she’s always cultivating new obsessions, her latest are photography and sailing.

She is seeking: Sara is actively building her list with a focus on middle grade and young adult, in particular, dystopian, science fiction, fantasy, and unique paranormal. She also enjoys contemporary stories with a strong, authentic voice (but no chick-lit, please). She has a particular soft spot for anything in the Deep South (sweet contemporary to dark paranormal), gritty contemporary, utilitarian dystopias or dystopian thrillers, anything with international locales or period settings (think flappers or “Mad Men”), and anything with artistic themes. Sara is also looking for standout picture books, especially those with a quirky or humorous narrative. She’s also considering select nonfiction in the areas of craft, design, how-to, lifestyle, and pop culture. Currently, she is NOT considering any adult fiction (all genres).

How to submit: “We only accept electronic submissions. Send a 1-page query letter (in the body of the e-mail, no attachments please) including a description of your book, writing credentials and author highlights. Put ‘Query For Sara’ in the subject line. Following your query, please include the first TEN PAGES or complete picture book manuscript text within the body of the email. For nonfiction, include a proposal with one sample chapter. Please send your queries to: submissions (at) fullcircleliterary.com. (Queries sent to any other Full Circle Literary email address will not be read or opened.) Due to the overwhelming number of submissions we receive, we are only able to respond if we are interested in your project. If interested, within 6-8 weeks we will contact you to request additional materials (such as sample chapters or a complete manuscript).”

 

 

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2. Writer’s Digest Has a YouTube Channel

Just a cool heads up — Writer’s Digest now has a YouTube channel! You’ll find tutorial video clips sure to give you tidbits of helpful information. Stay tuned in to the channel as we are continually adding videos and information.

We are working to grow this new channel, and here’s the best part . . . anyone that has subscribed to the WD YouTube channel by April 30, 2012, will be entered into a special drawing. The lucky WD YouTube channel subscriber will win: a copy of the new 2012 Guide to Literary Agents book (retail value: $29.99) and you can pick to attend one live WD webinar during of your choice during the months of June 2012 or July 2012 (retail value: $79-$89).

The winner will be randomly selected and contacted through YouTube during the first week of May 2012. The winner will also be announced on this blog and through some of our other social media outlets. View the official contest rules here.

Subscribe to the Writer’s Digest YouTube channel today.  And, naturally, be sure to connect with us via Twitter, Google+, and Facebook!

 

 

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3. 2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 22

For today’s prompt, write a judging poem. This is a poem that could be judging others, or it is a poem being judged. I realize there is the opportunity for feelings to get hurt with this poem–so please be mindful of language, subject matter, and personal attacks. (If any lines are crossed, please send me an e-mail at robert.brewer@fwmedia.com, but I’m hoping everyone can be respectful and still handle this prompt creatively.)

Here’s my attempt:

“what say you”

yes or no,
maybe maybe so
a circle
and a kiss
dreaming you will select this
anything but no.

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