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Touring the PQL Shop: Welcome Friends!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you all my shameful secret: the fact that, until the end of July, I still hadn’t made it up to Erin to visit the shop. Yes, I know. Terrible. But now that … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Wandering Porcupette, or, What I learned as a BEA First-Timer

This past week, the book business met en masse at the annual conference of all things bookish, BookExpo America. Billed as the “#1 book and author event for the book industry” this year’s BEA was held at Chicago’s McCormick Center. … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 1 Jan 2016

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 falls in the category of slightly passé (but still awesome): Hilarious editor’s notes … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 24 Jul 15

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.   Hard work, low pay, fickle bosses … it’s a hard life for a writer. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Submission Process with BONUS: PQL Submission Checklist

It’s the summer and a bit quiet in the book biz, so I’ve been reading through manuscripts of late, trying to find the next diamond in the rough lurking in our “slush pile.” In order to help me to help … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Edge, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Email

I have this ritual that has, for the past few months, proven to be about as inescapable and as unvarying as a CBS sitcom. Every morning, I stumble down the stairs, my face pinched into a mole-like expression which manages … Continue reading

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