Brain Pickings featured illustration from this now out-of-print children’s book from 1973 titled Blast Off. We’re in love with its depiction of Regina Williams, the little girl who wants to become an astronaut. Take a peek at more of the illustrations and more information on the book here.
Today we’re looking at what makes for a good agent query and some choices writing exercises!
- Reddit has an AMA with Eric Smith where he covers what makes a great query, and some great advice he got from Cory Doctorow a while back…
- This HuffPo interview with Tad Williams laments the odd separation between science fiction, fantasy, and horror as genres.
- V.E. Schwab is spending a whole month teasing snippets of A Conjuring of Light on Twitter!
- Elle Magazine has a superb list of the top 25 most anticipated books by women in 2017.
- Check out the cover reveals for J.Y. Yang’s new silkpunk series from Tor.com Publishing.
- Here are the finalists for RT Books’s High Fantasy award and the Urban Fantasy award….
- Eric Heisserer, who adapted Arrival for the big screen, is going to Tweet writing exercises that helped him along the way!