Are you interested in writing a short story or novella? In publishing my contemporary YA short story with Evernight Teen’s KISSED anthology, I learned a few things along the way. Follow these tips and tricks to produce your best quality work, so it’s ready for publication!
Guest Post featuring author and literary agent Caroline George.
Like visual art, writing carries a subjective quality. One reader may adore the book. Another may give the story a thumbs down. Since literary agents are readers, they also view writing through a subjective lens. Each agent determines a submission’s worth based on their personal rubric—platform, plot, genre, writing style, etc. Check out Caroline George’s tips on how you can appeal to literary agents.
If you are a teen writer (like me!), the answer is probably heck ya!
It’s true, J.K. Rowling has absolutely taken over and led the way for YA readers with Harry Potter. Of course, I’m a total Potter Head. But as a writer, your goal should not be to become the “next J.K. Rowling.” That’s how you turn into a copycat.