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AWP 2014 and The Author-Editor Relationship

Although Sarah and Sylvia sadly weren’t able to make it up to Seattle for AWP this year, our intern, Melanie Figueroa, did. Here’s a short recap of the three days she spent at the writer’s conference: AWP is an overwhelming … Continue reading

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Write to Publish 2014

Hello everyone! On Saturday, February 15th, Ooligan Press hosted Write to Publish 2014, a writer’s conference that aims to demystify the publishing process. This year’s conference focused on the “New Adult Revolution,” with panelists discussing how to write and market books that fit … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo’s Over: Now What?

Hi friends, First, we wanted to give a massively impressed shout-out to all of you who started, worked on, and/or finished a project during NaNoWriMo! We both believe that NaNo’s not just for hitting that elusive, sparkly 50k and beyond; … Continue reading

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Better late than never: we went to Wordstock!

Hi there, friends. We know, we know. A blog update? From Sarah and Sylvia? It’s true! We are indeed alive, and have so much to tell you. Namely that we’ve been too busy running around doing fun stuff like riding … Continue reading

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Viva Scriva guest post: Are we there yet? How to know when your manuscript’s ready to submit, to whom, and why!

Hello friends, This last week, we had the pleasure of writing a guest post on the Viva Scriva blog. Viva Scriva is a Portland, Oregon-based critique group whose members are “…writers of picture books, middle grade, YA, textbooks, graphic novels, … Continue reading

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Welcome, Loose Leaf Literary Agency!

Greetings and happy autumn to everyone. Things have been a bit on the busy side for the two of us lately, and we’re sorry we haven’t been around that much to fill you in on what’s been happening with us … Continue reading

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Author Philip Pullman calls time on the present tense, the first person

“If every sound you emit is a scream, a scream has no expressive value. What I dislike about the present-tense narrative is its limited range of expressiveness.” So said His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman in a 2010 Guardian article … Continue reading

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