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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
ON THE BLOCK: Submissions This Thursday!
WE'RE 2 DAYS AWAY FROM SUBMISSIONS!
Are you ready?
I'm looking for ALL GENRES (except erotica and erotic romance).
I'm looking for MG, YA, and Adult* fiction. (7 of our 14 participating agents represent adult fiction.)
I'm looking for GOOD WRITING. It trumps everything. It even trumps a really lame logline.
I can't stress enough how important the writing is. There seems to be a perception out there that I somehow "favor" YA or science fiction or fantasy, because it's what I write. Um, no. I favor STRONG WRITING. I don't care what genre I'm reading--if the voice sings, I'm hooked.
(Also? Why would I choose a mediocre YA Fantasy submission over a breathtaking Adult Historical? I've got 14 agents to impress, right? :) )
The submission form is HERE.
Submissions will open at 8 am EDT on Thursday, September 8, and will remain open until 10 pm EDT. This should make it convenient for folks in any time zone to find a time to submit that isn't the middle of the night.
(It also ensures that I'm awake during the submission window, in case there are any issues.)
NOTE ON WORD COUNT:
I've set the word count at 305 (to allow for sentence endings -- PLEASE DON'T END YOUR SUBMISSION IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE.)
50 words are allotted for the logline. SHORTER IS BETTER.
The bot has no way to determine which part of your submission is the logline. So, yanno, if you enter a 150-word logline and a 150-word excerpt, it'll go through. But I won't be impressed. So please keep your logline and excerpt within their respective word count parameters.
Still have questions?
READ THIS ON THE BLOCK PRIMER, which also contains links to other helpful blog posts.
Need to know something that doesn't seem to be covered anywhere else? Ask your question here in the comment box! I'll be checking regularly.
Yay! Looking forward to seeing what you've got for me this year.
On your mark...get set...
*NA counts as Adult. There is an "NA" choice on the web form, so your entry will be displayed as such.