Get Published Weekly Roundup: August 14, 2017

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Hi, writers. GSF’s home base is in Charlottesville, Virginia. As you have probably heard, it has been a heartbreaking and infuriating weekend here. In the face of hate, it is easy to point to our enemies (in this case murderous, Nazi terrorists) and place all the blame for the evils of our current situation on them. The truth is that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to root out the more banal, insidious forms of evil that are built into our societal structures. In that vein, and in addition to all the information we normally provide you (agent hires & promotions, submission deadlines, and Manuscript Wishlist highlights), our last section includes a syllabus compiled by the University of Virginia (U.Va.) Graduate Student Coalition, that offers resources for understanding the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia.
We’d love to hear your feedback. Please let us know what you think in the comments and if there are certain types of information you would like to see in the Roundup. Also feel free to tweet at us (@freelancingrads) with any ideas or questions. Have a great writing week.

Agents: New Hires & Promotions

Julie Dinneen, Agent at D4EO Literary Agency

Julie has just joined D4EO. She is seeking:

Fiction: Literary Fiction with commercial appeal and beautiful, stand-out writing; Upmarket General, Women’s and Historical Fiction; a new twist on Chick Lit; Romance (contemporary and historical); epic, genre-bending Romance; high-concept Young Adult with blockbuster potential; psychologically complex Horror; and female-centric Thrillers

“Across the board, I’m looking for books that hook me from the very first page, whether it’s the writing, the voice or some unquantifiable draw that demands my time. I’m drawn to stories that are exceptionally well-written, that star dynamic, unforgettable characters and that appeal to a wide, commercial audience.”

Julie is accepting queries via email at jdinneen.submissions@gmail.comClick here for submissions guidelines on her company profile page. Follow her on Twitter @juliedinneen.

Nicola Barr, Agent at the Bent Agency

Nicola wants it all (well, most of it). She is seeking:

Fiction: Literary and Commercial Fiction for adults and children

Nonfiction: Sports, Popular Science, Popular Culture, and social and cultural History.

She doesn’t want:

Science Fiction, Picture Books, Romance

In recent years my taste has widened and I adore well-told commercial fiction, whether it be historical worlds my own Katherine Webb creates, dark twisted clever contemporary psychological thrillers or the modern-day police procedural in either rainy Manchester or exotic lands.

Nicola is accepting queries at Check here for submission guidelines on her company’s site.

Hilary Harwell, Associate Agent at kt literary

Hilary has been promoted to Associate Agent! She is seeking:

Fiction: Middle grade and Young Adult

Hilary is accepting queries at Follow her on Twitter @HilaryHarwell.

Submission Deadlines

Writers, you have about two weeks:

Briarpatch January/February 2017 Issue—Submissions due Tuesday, August 29th (Periodical—$$ payment and publication)

What: They publish feature articles on any number of topics and in a range of styles, including non-fiction articles, in-depth news stories, investigative journalism, personal essays, interviews, op-eds, and photo essays, on a wide range of topics, including current events, grassroots activism, electoral politics, economic justice, ecology, labour, food security, gender equity, indigenous struggles, international solidarity, and other issues of political importance. Payment: $75-$225

To Submit: Submit queries to For extensive guidelines and suggestions, click here.

Gotham Writers 2017 A Very Short Story Contest—Submissions due Monday, August 28th  (Annual Contest)

What: Short stories of ten or fewer words. Winner receives a free Gotham Writers class of her choice.

It may be apocryphal, but the story goes that Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing a short story that ran fewer than ten words.”

To Submit: To submit online and to see rules and guidelines click here. (You must have or start an account and log in)

Lunch Ticket Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction—Submissions due Thursday, August 31st, (Biennial fiction contest, $$ prize and publication)

What: An essay of up to 5,000 words on the nonfiction subject of your choice. Winner receives $250 and publication in the next issue of Lunch Ticket.

“Author Diana Woods exuded unwavering intellectual curiosity, pursuing and receiving secondary degrees in law, social work, political science, and most recently, creative writing. She received her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2011 at the age of 70.” 

To Submit: Submission online via Submittable (click here). For more information and submission guidelines, click here.

What Agents Want

This Week on Manuscript Wishlist #MSWL…

Clelia Gore, Agent at Martin Literary & Media Management  
Clelia is “loving all of the new YA narrative nonfiction I’m reading + seeing in deals. I’m super interested in repping writers in this genre!” Source Tweet

Seeking: Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction. “She is particularly interested in developing her nonfiction clientele.” 

How to submit: Clelia is accepting submissions via email at Clelia@MartinLiteraryManagement.comClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Follow Clelia on Twitter @MadmoiselleClel.

Erica Bauman, Associate Agent at Aevitas Creative Managment
Erica has her sister’s Ali Bauman’s news story on her #MSWL: “1 wedding, 1 first date and an unforgettable story” (click here to read the full report “N.J. Wedding Crashers Were On Their First Date”) Source Tweet
Seeking: Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Fiction, as well as some select Narrative Nonfiction projects. “She is most interested in novels that straddle the line between literary and commercial, imaginative tales with a speculative twist, fearless storytellers that tackle big ideas and contemporary issues, and working with and supporting marginalized authors and stories that represent the wide range of humanity.”
How to submit: Erica is accepting submissions via an online form, click here and choose Erica Bauman from the dropdown list of agents.
Follow Erica on Twitter @Erica_Bauman.
Jennifer March Soloway, Associate Agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency Inc.
Jennifer tweets that she is “fascinated with the struggling/questioning/doubting that comes with faith, especially if the character is raised with faith” Source Tweet 

Seeking: Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction (both literary and commercial) particularly Crime, Suspense and Horror projects. “YA is Jennifer’s sweet spot. She is a suspense junkie. She adores action-packed thrillers full of unexpected twists. Throw in a dash of romance, and she’s hooked! She’s a sucker for conspiracy plots where anyone might be a double agent, even the kid next door. She is a huge fan of psychological horror that blurs the lines between the real and the imagined. But as much as she loves a good thriller, she finds her favorite novels are literary stories about ordinary teens, especially those focused on family, relationships, sexuality, mental illness, or addiction. In such stories, she is particularly drawn to a close, confiding first-person narrative. Regardless of genre, she is actively seeking fresh new voices and perspectives underrepresented in literature.”

How to submit: Jennifer is accepting queries via email at Click here for submissions guidelines on the company website.
Follow Jennifer on Twitter @marchsoloway.

Ejusdem Generis – #StandWithCharlottesville

Do you condemn white supremacists, the neo-Nazis, the neo-Fascists, the anti-Semites? Us too. 

  • Here are some educational materials that provide background on the history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia in particular: U.Va. Graduate Student Coalition’s The Charlottesville Syllabus (click here). You can also click on this search of #CharlottesvilleSyllabus for additional resources on a broader range of issues.
  • Need to talk to your kids about what happened in Charlottesville this past weekend? Go to Charlottesville City School Resources for talking about this with your kids (click here).
  • Check out this post from Indivisible Charlottesville that shows over 680 #standwithCharlottesville events that were held in response to the white supremacist actions last Friday and Saturday. It gives us hope that so many were able to organize so quickly in solidarity with our city.

Grad Student Freelancers (GSF) is dedicated to helping authors take care of the details of the publication process. Part of the process includes sifting through huge amounts of information to find important news, events, and tips that can give you an edge in the publication process. Every week GSF will provide three lists of curated information focused on helping writers get published. Our goal is to gather what’s important from the web in the past week, so you can focus more on your writing.  

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