Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Blogs by Publishing Experts

If, like me, you were an avid reader of Miss Snark, you’ve been in withdrawal for quite a while. And, if you’ve never read the Miss Snark blog, you can still go browse the archives. Miss Snark defined the term “snarky,” or sarcastic. Her blog was informative, funny, eye-opening, and extensive. She is sorely missed, but, frankly, I don’t know how she had time to get any agenting work done, considering the long daily blogs she put out.

There are other agents blogging, but none will ever come up to the snarkiness of Miss Snark.

One you might want to read is Rachel Vater’s Lit Agent X. Vater is now with Folio Management. She doesn’t blog on a daily basis, nor is she anywhere near as sarcastic as Miss Snark, but she gives good advice, posts some real query letters she gets that will make you feel like a genius, and is approachable for questions.

Another blogging agency is the Knight Agency. A lot of news about their authors, but also some useful information for aspiring writers, like query letter questions. This is a good site to visit, especially if you write romance or women’s fiction. But, even if you don’t, you can still ask writing questions.

The last blog I’ll mention today is not an agent’s blog, but rather an editor’s blog. If you’re looking for a bit of the snarkiness that you’ve been missing for the last few months, check out Evil Editor. The name kinda says it all. You can ask questions and read his comments. You can, at times, send him stuff and he’ll go medieval on you.

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