Publishing is a strange industry. When you’re a new author trying to break in, it all seems infinitely glamorous. You dream of six-figure deals, book tours and bestseller lists, maybe even appearing on the red carpet. When you start out on that journey — as in, when you start writing your first book — you’re […]
Articles on Agents and Publishing
Welcome! Here you'll find articles on the traditional route of publishing: querying and landing a literary agent, revising, editing, going on submission, and getting published. These also cover the state of the publishing industry and my guesses about its future.
I’m thrilled to host an interview with author and reviewer Kay Kenyon. Her writing pedigree is too long to list here, but it includes numerous short stories and more than a dozen novels. Talk about someone who’s had an inside view of the changing SF/F industry: her debut novel was published by Bantam/Spectra in 1997! […]
One of my favorite things about being a scientist is that it often puts me in a position to help other authors. That was my central goal when I started the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Over the past two years, I’ve hosted almost a hundred articles, nearly all of which were […]
Memorial Day is an important holiday in the United States, a time to remember those who have fallen in service to our country. It’s also the official start of summer season for those who enjoy pools, lakes, and beaches. Water people, in other words. For the next couple of months, the pace of life will slow. With all of […]
As a new-ish author, I’m always looking for ways to improve and up my game when it comes to writing craft, story telling, or knowledge of the publishing industry. Yet there are only so many hours in the day, and as a scientist/author/father/bowhunter, most of those are already spoken for. The only reliable downtime that […]