"We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other."
Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast
Dear people who have finished manuscripts: TODAY IS MSWL DAY ON TWITTER.
I REPEAT TODAY IS MANUSCRIPT WISH LIST DAY AGAIN ON TWITTER
*muffled excited screams*
What is that?
One of very few days every year where literary agents and editors post their fondest wishes, with the tag (#mswl), for the type of manuscripts they’re currently hungering for.
Why is this important?
Why on earth would you not want to know what various agents are specifically looking for? What if your manuscript fits something that an agent is looking specifically for?!
Do I have to be a member of Twitter to participate?
Heavens, no. Just go and search the tag. I would recommend opening a word document by the side and cut/pasting all the tweets you want to query/respond to.
Am I allowed to pitch to an agent who tweeted something exactly like my manuscript?
No. Its generally considered rude as hell to do this. This activity is mainly agents talking and throwing out wishes while authors/writers watch quietly, starry eyes and mesmerized.
Why are you still reading this?!
go go go
In honor of recently reaching my 1500 follower milestone, I’m doing another book giveaway! The novels up for grabs are some of my rarer favorites, and I want a different one to go to each of three winners. Here are the rules:
- You must be following me, theitchofliterature
- Reblogs and likes will count as entries, as many times a day as you’d like
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL through the Book Depository
- You must be willing to give me your shipping address
- The winners will be chosen through a random number generator
- I will be selecting which book goes to which winner (so you’ll be surprised!)
- Keep your ask box open so I can contact you if you win
- The winners will have 24 hours to get back to me via messaging before a new winner is selected
- The giveaway ends March 25, 2014
- If you have any questions, feel free to drop a line in my inbox
Thanks again so much to each and every one of you!
Read Around the World Project
I personally rarely read non-American, non-British writers, save for my Haruki Murakami books. Think about all the countries we know nothing about, how many times we say “Where is that?” If people right to tell their stories and the stories of others, then we are missing out on some many untold stories. There are so many untold stories and I think people should know about them.
I want to create a collection of writers from as many countries as possible. They can be well-known or underrated. They can be modern books or older, classic books.
List of Countries
In 2012, Ann Morgan took on a project to read a book from every country in the world. She realized how she was limiting herself as a reading by only reading mainly writers from American and the UK. 197 books later, Ann was introduced to writers and stories she would have thought existed.
How Does it Work?
I will create a page that lists each country. The link will take you a page with the books from that country. Each book tagged under that country will get their own post. It will contain a short synopsis of the book. I will also provide ways to get their books (usually retailers online).
You can submit books non-anon through my ask box (where it says “send it here”). When I make a post, I will also provide a link to your blog as a form of promotion.
Please spread the word by reblogging this post and future posts related to the project!
Recently I’ve been trying to diversify my reading selection to include authors from other countries so I’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on this project.
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