- The Rejectionist's very public breakup with Cormac McCarthy.
- Jacket Whys: Very cool blog featuring YA and children's book covers (via Rachele Alpine)
- Insert Literary Blog Name Here examines where YA trends come from.
- Agent Suzie Townsend on how to swag at BEA
- Shannon Hale interviews YA authors about morals in literature.
- Want to ask an agent some questions? Check out "Writing Out the Angst."
- Have you ever been annoyed to hear an intern is reading your query? Intern Lauren at BookEnds explains why you shouldn't be.
- Author Shannon Whitney Messenger has a way you can support new authors-- without spending money.
- Vee Roth at GotYA shares insights from the Backspace Writers Conference
- Agent Mary Kole has two good posts: on the pros and cons of new vs established agents and how to deal with offers from multiple agents.
- Agent Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich on the necessity (or not) of BEA
- If you're having a tough week, writing-wise, this post is for you: Agent Rachelle Gardner says "You Have To Believe."
This Week In Anglophile News
-The longlist for this year’s Guardian Children’s Literature Prize revealed a shift away from young adult and toward middle grade titles.
- The day six podcast featured Hay Fever, the children’s literature festival, including how to encourage boys to read and a discussion (ostensibly unrelated) of explicit sex in young adult fiction.
- Questions journalists don’t ask successful writers, from this year’s Hay Festival headliners.
- Guest blogger Emily Goll gives her picks for best TV portrayals of real teens, over at Steph Bowe's Hey! Teenager of the Year. (She gets my seal of approval for choosing "My So-Called Life.")
- Bookshelf Porn (via Victoria Strauss)
- Our girl Kody gets a mention in Variety!
This Week In Contests
- Big book giveaway at Ink: In All Forms
- Pam and Marquita are having a contest to celebrate their blog's new incarnation
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