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Delving into the mechanics of writing, articles discuss techniques, editors, agents, and how writing for children differs from writing for adults.

PB Mistakes Plague the Slush Pile

PB Mistakes Plague the Slush Pile

Tracy Marchini (http://www.tracymarchini.com/) has worked as a literary agent’s assistant at Curtis Brown, Ltd.  (http://curtisbrown.com) for over two years, and has spent a significant amount of time answering Laura Manivong’s newbie questions (thanks, Tracy!).  Before joining Curtis Brown, she worked as a freelance children’s book reviewer for BookPage and as a correspondent for the Taconic Press.  She’s also well-known for being the only second grader in her class to write a book report on a book she penned herself. So Tracy understands both the authoring side of books, as well as the literary agency side. Without further ado, here’s Tracy Marchini…  

ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BOX: THE FIRST PICTURE BOOK

I’ll be honest — when my desk is covered with paper, and I feel the need to throw out massive amounts of something in one fell swoop — the answer is unpleasant, but obvious.

It’s time to go through the slush pile.

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