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1. Caren's return to blogging!

I have to admit that this year I've been extremely lax about blogging. It isn't that I don't love to do so. I just loaded my plate up with so many tasks that I had to let some things go, blogging being the first. I'm happily returning and with great news too since there are two agency events to mark on your calendars.

The first is an online event hosted on our agency's Facebook page. On December 9th, from 7pm to 9pm EST we'll be hosting a Q&A session. Come ask us questions about the industry, questions about our agency, and anything else publishing related. Keep in mind that this is not a pitch session so any pitches will be turned away. You can send your queries to Elana or Katie as both of them are open to new projects. Kara and I are not looking at new queries at the moment. Remember to check what they're looking for BEFORE sending your query. Nothing is more frustrating for us than to get an email from someone who clearly has not checked the guidelines.

The second is also an online event hosted on our agency's Twitter page (@cjlitagency). On January 6, 2011, from 7pm to 9pm EST we'll be hosting a pitch session. All of us will be answering your pitches in real time and either requesting to see more material or telling you why something just wasn't for us. You may only pitch one of us and you may only pitch one project. We're not looking to get a list of everything you'd written in the span of your writing career, just one project that you think is going to really knock our socks off. Check our guidelines for what we're looking to rep. We'll be updating them one month prior to the pitch session so you can prepare accordingly. When pitching us, use the tag #Jan-pitch along with the name of who you're pitching to so we can properly respond.

I'm looking forward to adding some great blog entries to the ones already here so stay tuned. And good luck to all of those participating in NaNoWriMo. Just remember that an agent wants quality and quantity, not just one of those elements in a story.

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