1.30.2006

New kid in the blogosphere

Well, look who's calling Miss Snark "sweet". Clearly deranged. Clearly.
Probably the lack of oxygen in the Mile High City.

Kristin is probably one of the very best agents around for chick lit (and she's looking for science fiction too). You'd be hard pressed to get a smarter, savvier agent. And she takes e-queries, so all those questions about that now have a new resource.

Give her blog a read.

12 comments:

Simon Haynes said...

Cool, another place to check daily.
My editor would go nuts if she knew how much time I wasted reading industry blogs, but I can always file them under 'educational resources'

Little Mr Square Eyes said...

Simon have to agree. As someone who only writes a blog for my own (admittedly shallow) amusement and has no plans (or ability, application, etc) to write a book I still find this site compulsive reading. Was it Holmes or Harry Flashman who said you never waste your time listening to someone who’s an expert in their field?

Real lifting of the veil material, and the Snarky one posts at an impressive rate of knots. Good stuff.

Teri said...

Kristin's site is a great find. Thank you for the "introduction."

December Quinn said...

Oh, I adore her-I've thought of querying her a million times, but I don't write chick lit.

Anonymous said...

Miss Snark,

I've been reading your blog for a while now and it's been unbelievably helpful. Thank you.

I had a question regarding chapter formatting. Is there a preferred format for chapters in a manuscript? Especially in terms of spacing. Should there be a page break for each new chapter or just a few lines of space in between? I own a copy of the Writer's Market, but it doesn't give any information regarding the matter. I hope this isn't a nitwit question, but it's been on my mind for a few days now. Any advice you have would be much appreciated.

Thank you,
Bruce.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Oh! Kristin is on my short "oh, I'd love to have her as my agent" list. Thanks for the link!

Bruce? Hey! You wouldn't be my grand uncle Bruce would ya? Old guy? Kinda umm overweight, balding, funny as a rubber crutch when he is in the mood?

The Beautiful Schoolmarm said...

Mine too, and I have recently queried her. Can see how many of my fingers and toes are crossed with wishing? (And do you know how hard it is to type this way?)

Yasmine Galenorn said...

Simon's right. I have an agent, I have an editor, etc., yet I am totally entranced by author blogs, by Miss Snark's blog and now will add this one to my list. On the plus side, I have resources to give my friends who are looking for advice. :)

Eileen said...

I met Kristin at a Writer's conference. She taught a session on query writing that made a huge difference. I was impressed with both her publishing savy- but also her willingness to give time/effort to all of us writer groupies. I queried her later- but she took a pass. I considered emailing to when my book sold to thank her for her time perfecting my query and insight into the publishing biz- but didn't want it to come across as a nah-nah-nah. It would be a sincere thanks-but don't want to accidently end up in the nitwit pile. I figure if I see her at a conference I'll buy her a martini.

Jen said...

Bruce/Anonymous,

I don't know if it's "industry standard" or not, but from the outset (when I was 19), I've been told that a new chapter requires a page break.

Emjay said...

Sorry, but I also think Miss Snark is sweet.

She was most considerate when she held her synopsis snark-out to e-mail all the submitters letting them know their stuff would be on the blog and what number it was.

I like her. She can do better than Clooney, though. She deserves someone who will be faithful and who will give her a chance at the mirror, at least occasionally.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jen, your comment has been really helpful.

- Bruce