Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to the amazing BookExpo and BookCon events in the New York City Javits Center with a few other WBP contributors: Melody, Foody, Meg, Ashley, and Christine! BookExpo is the largest industry publishing event of the year. There are select tickets for bloggers, but it’s mainly for publishers,… Continue reading Conference Report: BookExpo & BookCon 2017!
It’s been a while since we checked in with our contributors about what we’re currently reading. See what we’ve been filling our non-writing non-blogging non-working time with! (Spoiler Alert: A lot of contemporary!) Akshaya Raman is reading WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American… Continue reading What We’re Reading
Through our Pub Life posts, Writer’s Block Party will be hosting guests and contributors who talk about their jobs within the publishing industry. There are many more career paths in publishing than a lot of people realize, and we’re so excited to spotlight a few of them for you guys! Publishing is probably one of… Continue reading Pub Life #2: Publishing – It’s Not Like The Movies
Okay guys, buckle in because we have a special treat for you all today! Our first agent interview on Writer’s Block Party. And since it’s such a special treat we had to get an ah-maz-ing agent for y’all. So, of course we went straight to one of our favorite agents, Beth Phelan of The Bent… Continue reading Agent Spotlight: Beth Phelan creator of DVPit
Writer’s Block Party is honored to host literary agent, Peter Knapp, for this week’s #DVPit blog hop. For more information on #DVPit go here: dvpit.com In my apartment, sitting on top of my armoire, is a large shoebox full of keepsakes: ticket stubs and playbills, museum maps and gallery catalogues, postcards and birthday notes, party invitations,… Continue reading #DVPit Blog Hop: The Passage of Time in Your Novel
Most of you are probably familiar with the concept of online pitch contests. But for those who aren’t, in recent years, events have sprung up around the internet with the goal of helping writers connect with agents and editors who may be interested in their work. Kat Cho and Christine Herman, two of our Writer’s… Continue reading Online Contest Pitching: Querying and Pitching in the Public Arena
A quick intro: #chillwritingtips is a series about making sure we don’t lose our love of writing in the process of trying to get it published. The whole time I was querying, I wanted it to be OVER. I was not a fan of the waiting and uncertainty and dealing with my own writerly neuroses… Continue reading #chillwritingtips: I Don’t Have Any Exciting News, And That’s Okay