Sunday, November 29, 2015

Writing the Breakout YA or MG Novel By Holly Root

  • You are an author who is writing a novel for young readers
  • You are an author who is interested in learning more about writing for the YA or MG markets
  • You are an author curious about the difference between YA and MG categories and which your work might fall into
  • You are curious about where the children's publishing business is headed and what it takes to break in

Anyone can tell you that the young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) publishing industry is hot, with new debut authors getting deals each week. But with this market success comes more competition than ever. So what can you do to stand out? This presentation gives you a literary agent's insider insight to what's in, what's out, and what you can expect along the road to publication in this exciting and booming segment of the publishing marketplace.
From establishing a knowledge base of the category, to crafting that perfect concept and fine-tuning your voice, to researching smarter and refining your querying strategies, literary agent Holly Root gives you an agent's eye view of the current landscape-with plenty of straight talk about what's real, what's hype, and how to thrive in one of the most exciting areas of the publishing business.