Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April isn’t always cruel

Old Possum himself.

I’ve peeked (and in a couple cases, done much more than peeked) at several of the pieces I’ve gotten in response to my April call for manuscripts. I can say they are much, much more than a heap of broken images. A few more days remain to submit yours.

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Once you’ve sent your manuscript, I can only humbly beg “shanti, shanti, shanti.” It will take me a while to get through them all.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Submissions Call: YA novels (Mad Libs Edition)

This ends when April ends. Please do not deviate in any way from the email outlined below.


To: carolrhodasubmissions@lernerbooks.com


Subject line: YA Novel for April


Body of email:

Dear Andrew:

Please find attached my YA novel, [Title]. It’s [Word count] words long, and if pressed, I’d say the subgenre is [Any YA subgenre except high fantasy]. Based on what I know about Carolrhoda Lab and the books you’ve published, I think [Title] would be a good fit because [Brief explanation of why in not more than three sentences and of course fewer is fine.]


I’m sending this to you on a non-exclusive basis, and I will let you know if I get another offer or accept agent representation.


I look forward to hearing from you sometime before the end of 2012,


[Your Name]
[Word file of complete manuscript attached.]