Before I started seriously pursuing publication, I sent out a truly horrible query letter. I broke every rule in the book without even realizing it. To this day, the sight of that first query letter makes me cringe. Sound familiar? We've all been through the newbie phase at one point or another. Industry blogs & websites are one of the best resources for learning how to take your writing career to the next level. Here is a list of some of the great blogs and websites I've used. They've provided invaluable tips and information for learning more about the industry. They've also helped me become a better writer.
There are so many other wonderful online resources for writers. What other publishing blogs/websites do you follow?
Industry Blogs & Websites
Absolute Write www.absolutewrite.com
Galley Cat www.galleycat.com
Lit Reactor www.litreactor.com
NA (New Adult) Alley www.naalley.com
Publisher's Weekly www.publishersweekly.com
Writer's Digest www.writersdigest.com
Writer Unboxed www.writerunboxed.com
YA Lit Chat www.yalitchat.ning.com
Literary Agent Blogs
Jennifer Laughran (Andrea Brown Literary Agency) www.literaticat.blogspot.com
Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency) www.jennybent.blogspot.com
Rachelle Gardner (Books & Such Literary Agency) www.rachellegardner.com
Query/Submission Blogs & Websites
Agent and Editor Wishlist www.agentandeditorwishlist.tumblr.com
Agent Query www.agentquery.com
Literary Rambles www.literaryrambles.com
Query Shark www.queryshark.blogspot.com
Query Tracker www.querytracker.net
Rachel Russell www.rachelrussell.wordpress.com
The Bookshelf- Kate Brauning www.katebrauning.com/blog
The Daily Dahlia- Dahlia Adler www.dailydahlia.wordpress.com
The Inbetweeners www.theinbetweenerslit.wordpress.com
Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romance and Young Adult thrillers.
Her New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON…, will be released by Harlequin (HQN)
in January 2014, followed by a sequel later in the year. She is represented by Kevan Lyon
of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook or on her own website.