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PQ WeeklyRoundup: 13 Jul 2018

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. Did you know that the New York Public Library has a collection of weird literary … Continue reading

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The Porcupette’s Guide to Synopsis Writing at PQL

Recently, I was asked to write up some tips that authors might use when constructing a synopsis for their manuscript. I thought I should share it with you all as well, in case you find it useful when planning your … Continue reading

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The Porcupette’s Quick-and-Dirty Guide to Writing Book Descriptions

For the past few weeks I’ve been voraciously reading the manuscripts that make up our Fall 2018 list. (Spoiler alert: they’re great!) While I digest these fascinating new titles, I diligently jot down themes, images, and particularly well-written sentences in … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 22 Dec 2017

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. “Read widely.” Common and fairly banal advice given by authors to fledgling writers everywhere. But … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 14 Apr 2015

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.   This is quite possibly the most polite conversation ever to come from a mildly … Continue reading

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Advice & blogs for writers

Occasionally I receive emails from writers who want to get published by the Porcupine’s Quill. Unfortunately, we can’t publish everything – PQL has a pretty strict mandate and we only publish 10-12 books a year. I always try to make … Continue reading

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