Posts Tagged: agents

Ask A Real Live Literary Agent

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Rumpus readers will definitely want to read The Toast’s new series “A Literary Agent Answers Your Fevered Questions.” (NB—the questions cover a wide range of feverity, so if yours just kind of has a warm forehead, feel free to send it along.)

Written by Ginger Clark, a literary agent at Curtis Brown, it offers valuable advice for writers looking to find a home for their manuscripts.

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Genre Writing Shifts in the Industry

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The Millions has an interesting essay on why literary authors are transitioning into the world of genre-writing. Whether the cause be jumping on the most marketable bandwagon, or pressure from agents, publisher nudging or a style-change by the author, there is a plethora of explanatory theories, there is an undeniable presence of genre writing on bestseller lists.

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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The book blogs had a great week — here’s some of what they have to say:

This is very cool. Check out The Underground Library, a community in which “books are given out to Members of the Library, who are asked to SIGN their name by the Due Date and PASS the book to someone who they think will like it..” (via)

Hemingway, Churchill fail computerized essay grading system.

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Welcome to Rumpus Books

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At The Rumpus, we believe that a healthy literary culture is one which embraces writing of all kinds, by authors of all stripes – young and old, established and emerging, traditional and experimental, writing from the margins or from (or about) the heart of mainstream culture, published by “major” houses or by smaller presses.

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