Get Published Weekly Roundup: November 6, 2017

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Thank you for being patient with us! During our week off we binged on four episodes of Stranger Things Season 2. It. Is. So. Good. Anyway, in this week’s roundup we cover agent & agency news, submission deadlines, Manuscript Wishlist highlights, and a few of our favorite curators of #pubtip resources at the end.
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!

Agent and Agency News

Two New Hires & A New Children's Book Freelance Business (run by a former agent!!)

Rachel Horowitz has joined The Bent Agency as a literary agent.


Fiction: Commercial and accessible Literary Children’s Fiction; Select Commercial Women’s Fiction

Nonfiction: YA Memoir

“I’m looking for well-crafted middle-grade stories that have heart, humor and adventure, and for YA, romance with an authentic voice, and stories that reflect what teens are grappling with today–girl power, body image, family dynamics, race relations. I’m also looking for memoirs and fiction that feature a teen protagonist and can even be read by adults…I love to laugh out loud–if your story can mix pathos with humor, if it’s beautifully told and cinematic, and if I can think of five people that should read it right now–we could be a great team.”

Rachel is accepting queries via email at For submission guidelines, click here.

Cassie Hanjian has joined DeFiore and Company as a literary agent


Fiction: select projects in Commercial Fiction and Romance

Nonfiction: Prescriptive Nonfiction, particular focus on Mind/Body/Spirit, Health and Wellness, Self-Help, Inspiration, and Christian interest titles

Cassie is accepting queries via email at  Click here for her submission guidelines.

In other agent news… former literary agent Alli Brydon now has a business called Alli Brydon Creative

Alli Brydon Creative is an independent children’s book editing and writing business. Among others, you’ll find the following services:

All levels of editing

Critique of submission materials

Coaching in the writing of picture books

“Services For Publishers, Authors, Illustrators, and Other Professionals”

Contact Alli via email at to discuss your project and ask about rates.

Submission Deadlines

Drop everything and submit to this ONE thing…

V International Flash Fiction Competition: Sponsored by César Egido Serrano Foundation—Submissions due Thursday, November 23 (Flash Fiction, $$BIG$$)

What: 100 words micro-fiction, original and unpublished in Spanish, English, Arabic, or Hebrew from any country. No restrictions on subject or genre.

Entry Fee: $0

Prizes: Winner: $20,000 (USD), 3 runners-up and each one gets $1000

“Keeping in mind the Foundation´s ethos, which is that the word is the tool of coexistence between different cultures, religions and ideologies, the V Edition of competition is open, under the motto: The Word, bridging the gap between different cultures and religions.”

To Submit: Submission online, here. For details, see here and here.

What Agents Want

some Adult Fiction, some NONFICTION (yay!), and some YA

Danielle Bukowski, Rights & Reader at Sterling Lord Literistic
Danielle feels all caught up and she is down for something “uplifting and charming.” However, please no “Young Adult, historical, or white savior narratives.” Source Tweet


Fiction: Upmarket Women’s Fiction, smart Commercial Fiction, and Literary Fiction

Nonfiction: Nope

“She is particularly interested in stories from marginalized voices and narratives that balance plot and voice.”

How to submit: Danielle is accepting submissions via email at Read her submission guidelines on her Manuscript Wishlist page, here.

Follow Danielle @dani_bukie.

Curtis Russell, President and Principal Agent at P.S. Literary
Curtis is looking for some good Nonfiction (FINALLY, folks!) in”History, Business, Politics, Current Affairs, & Memoir.” Source Tweet


Fiction: Literary, Commercial, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books

Nonfiction: Business, History, Politics, Current Affairs, Memoir, Health, Wellness, Sports, Humor, Pop Culture, Pop Science, and Pop Psychology.

How to submit: Curtis is accepting queries via email at query@psliterary.comClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Follow Curtis on Twitter @CurtisPSLA.

Lindsay Mealing, Junior Agent at Emerald City Literary Agency
Lindsay’s going back in time: “Gilded Age! Adult fantasy or any genre YA. I adore this age and would love to see Gilded Age stories.” Source Tweet  ALSO: Lindsay is closed to queries from DEC 1, 2017-JAN 31, 2018, so get those queries in now!


Adult Fiction: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Romance

Young Adult Fiction: (note: NO Middle Grade) all genres – Contemporary, Fantasy, Horror, Romance – anything!

Nonfiction: Nope

“I am on the hunt for fantastic YA romance right now! I would particularly love a f/f romance, but am definitely open to anything. Send me your romance!”

How to submit: Lindsay is accepting submissions at via email at querylindsay@emeraldcityliterary.comClick here for her full submission guidelines.

Follow Lindsay on Twitter @lindsaymealing.

Ejusdem Generis

This past week we featured some of our favorite curators of #pubtip content on our Twitterfeed @freelancingrads. A few more we love to visit include:

  • Aerogramme Writers’ Studio: “publishes news and resources for both emerging and established writers.” We found the awesome contest for this week through an announcement on their website:
  • The News Pages: “news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.” Scroll through current calls for submissions here:
  • And just because we all love to dream… here is Susan Shain’s new post on Write Life entitled: “37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2018.” If any of you get to go on one of these, please let us know how awesome it was!!

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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