Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup

2 Apr


Here are some great links on writing, the industry, and all things book related. Some are serious, and some are just downright hilarious. We highly recommend you read them!

  • April Query Day
  • – It’s that time again! Sooz is hosting QUERY DAY again over on her blog this coming Monday! For those who missed it last time, the way it works is that Sooz will put up a post asking for people to send in their queries – and after receiving 5 queries for April, she will close submissions and over the following weeks critique those 5 queries! So mark Monday on your calendars!

  • “Tru Luv” Teen Romance: Pulling YA Down One Genre At A Time?
  • – You might not have known this, but a number of us at LTWF have been getting a bit frustrated with YA lately, and as this post so eloquently explains, it’s because of “tru luv”. This is a MUST READ for any YA readers/writers!

  • Cover Lust
  • – I happen to be a huge suck for gorgeous book covers, so I created a Cover Lust tumblr blog devoted to wonderful book covers! (- Vanessa)

  • Crits for Water
  • -Want to get your novel critiqued AND help a good cause? Writer Kat Brauer offers a critique of 250 words for every $1 you donate to her charity: water fundraiser! Plus, she has a HUGE line-up of agents and authors offering critiques! Be sure to stop buy–it’s running for the next 3 months!

    • In Memoriam
    • – Last Saturday, Children’s fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones passed away. In honour of her (and since so many of us LTWF girls were fans), we’ve made HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE our Book of the Month for April.





    “If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.”


    Diana Wynne Jones


    Happy Saturday everyone! Let us know what’s up in the comments!


    – I happen to be a huge suck for gorgeous book covers, so I created a Cover Lust tumblr blog devoted to wonderful book covers! (- Va


    4 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag: Mashup”

    1. Susan April 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM #

      Great list, V! Thanks for compiling!

      And thanks for spreading the word on SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY!! ❤ ❤

    2. Adriana Marachlian April 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM #

      This is so SO sad. DWJ was one of my absolute favorite authors :’C

      • Susan April 3, 2011 at 10:26 AM #

        I think she was a favorite for all of us too. 😦 But wow, what an IMPACT she left on YA! Her books will stay popular and loved for a long time.

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