Q & A with agent Alexandra Machinist

Do you want to get a little more insight into a literary agent’s life and mind? Check out this Q & A with Alexandra Machinist, an agent with the Linda Chester Agency. If you like what you read and want to learn more, sign up TODAY for her class, “What

Read More »

Friday Filler: News You Can Use

It’s that time again, time for a roundup of book news, contests, resources, events, and WLT member news! So let’s get going: News Indie Writers: With the ever-expanding options for self-publishing, Amy Edelman (right) of IndieReader.com raises an interesting question this week at Publishing Perspectives: “Why Is Indie OK for

Read More »

Friday Filler: News, Contest, & More

Read on from some of our favorite links to publishing news, resources, writing contests, conferences, and WLT member news. Publishing News Dan Poynter’s (right) Para Publishing site is a treasure trove for anyone considering self-publishing. Here’s quick take on “The New Book Model,” along with some links to resources. Of

Read More »

Q Is for Query

Query letters are something of a mystery to many writers; here at the Writers’ League of Texas, we field a lot of questions about how to write a good query letter. Wonder no more: Chuck Sambuchino’s “Guide to Literary Agents” blog is one of the best resources on the subject.

Read More »

Conference Takeaways

Now that the 2010 Writers’ League of Texas Conference is behind us, I’m wondering what everyone’s favorite takeaways were. Here’s my favorite eye-openers of the weekend: Agents do NOT read synopses — they’d much rather read the actual book. Cal Morgan of HarperCollins was a superb last-minute substitute for Carrie

Read More »

Post-Conference Doggerel

The just in from WLT member John Vanston! The 2010  Writers’ League of Texas Agent Conference If “sold out” is the measure. Of a meeting real success, Then the recent writers conference Gets A–Plus on the test. There were editors and agents, Who gave writers sage advice? Their words of

Read More »

Last Chance to Register for This Week’s Agent Workshops!

Today is the last day to sign up for all-star children’s book agent Scott Triemel’s “Secrets of the Agents” workshops in Houston (Friday, May 15) and Austin (Saturday, May 15). “The Misadventures of a Manuscript: How to Write a Viable Story” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 14 First

Read More »

Last Call for the 2010 WLT Manuscript Submission

Deadline: 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 24 Entry Fee: $50 The deadline for the 2010 WLT Manuscript is this Wednesday. Pull out those 10 pages, polish them up, and send them in! Each entry will receive a score sheet and comments by a professional author/editor. The winners in the 10 categories

Read More »

The Secrets of the Agents

“Building a Better Beginning” Saturday, February 28, 9am-1pm with Brandi Bowles Guest Brandi Bowles will help writers re-evaluate the beginning of their book to craft an opening that pops, has an irresistible concept, and relays relevant background, ensuring that readers will stay hooked till the very end. Register online at

Read More »
Search Scribe By Category
Email Subscription