Friday, September 2, 2016

Creating Breakout Middle Grade Novels from the Ground Up

Creating Breakout Middle Grade Novels from the Ground Up
With practical tips and tricks, examples from query letters and published authors, and a
nuts-and-bolts breakdown of the query-writing and submission process, literary agents John Cusick and Molly Jaffa provide you with the tools for breaking into this competitive market. Learn how to use social media and online resources to find the agent who's perfect for you. Craft a query letter that will stand out from the pack. Create a novel concept both unique and perfectly suited to the market. With a combined twenty-years experience representing young adult and children's book writers, John and Molly will take you to the next level in your writing career.

  • The ins-and-outs of the middle-grade market: what's hot and what's not
  • How agents evaluate submissions for representation
  • How to identify your most marketable ideas
  • How to hone and develop your novels for best impact
  • When to revise, and when to walk away
  • How to approach agents, online and in person
  • Where to find the best resources for information on agents and agencies
  • How to write an unforgettable query letter / pitch