The Manuscript Academy

By #MSWL

The Manuscript Academy brings you conversations with agents, editors, and writers who can help you on your publishing journey.

  1. 1.
    Creativity, Monotasking, and Finding Focus in a Chaotic World with Author Julie Falatko
    36:33
  2. 2.
    You Don't Have To Be Perfect To Get Published: Six Writers on Mistakes and Success
    32:15
  3. 3.
    You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood with Author Jenny True
    31:02
  4. 4.
    Critique: How To Handle It, When To Ignore It Completely
    26:56
  5. 5.
    Finding An Agent, Protecting Your Creativity + Somewhere Between Bitter & Sweet with Laekan Zea Kemp
    58:07
  6. 6.
    Finding A Home For Your Short Story with Author Anne Elliott
    46:17
  7. 7.
    High Stakes in Quiet Stories, Fresh Takes on Dead Genres, and How Agencies Share Manuscripts
    45:26
  8. 8.
    Exclusive Submissions, Following Up + Pitch Contests vs Querying With Agent Larissa Melo Pienkowski
    50:32
  1. 9.
    How I Got My Agent: A Panel With Four Amazing Writers
    1:07:11
  2. 10.
    Inciting Incidents, Writing Between Genres, and Newer Agents with Haley Casey, Creative Media Agency
    55:06
  3. 11.
    #TenQueries With Agent Cecilia Lyra at P.S. Literary Agency
    44:39
  4. 12.
    Live Recorded: An Evening With Agent Lizzie Poteet (Please note: This episode is PG-13)
    58:24
  5. 13.
    First Pages With Julie and Mary Murchie
    30:24
  6. 14.
    January Announcements with Julie, Jessica & Valentina: New Projects & Inspiration
    3:33
  7. 15.
    Join Our Holiday Party! Wednesday, December 16, 8:00pm Eastern
    0:53
  8. 16.
    Live Q&A with Little, Brown/Hachette Books Group Editor Esther Cajahuaringa
    48:52
  9. 17.
    "Quiet" Novels, Cozy Mysteries & How To Get Along With Your Future Publishing Team
    33:01
  10. 18.
    Subrights, Sci Fi, Graphic Novels, And How Publishing Makes Money with Agent Em Lysaght
    40:55
  11. 19.
    Communication, Negotiation, and Getting What You Need For Peak Creativity with Amyra León
    43:41
  12. 20.
    November Announcements! Panels, Q&A's, Member Lounge, Submission Strategy Events + More
    2:07
  13. 21.
    Determination, Kicking Down Doors, and Joining The Publishing Industry At 40 with Agent Kelly Thomas
    41:33
  14. 22.
    #TenQueries With Agent Megan Barnard
    28:49
  15. 23.
    100th Episode! Agents Kayla Lightner, Fiona Kenshole, Saba Sulaiman & Producer Marilyn Atlas
    1:42:45
  16. 24.
    Editors Definitely Edit with Macmillan Editor Mara Delgado-Sanchez
    46:05
  17. 25.
    Announcements! Last Call for Submissions + What The Hook Class + Kat Vellos on Building Community
    1:52
  18. 26.
    Building Creative Community with Author and Speaker Kat Vellos
    1:12:24
  19. 27.
    Join Us! 100th Podcast Recording Party
    1:33
  20. 28.
    Revise & Resubmits, Editorial Notes + Finding The Hook of Your Book with Agent Jessica Watterson
    45:16
  21. 29.
    Writing A Manuscript That Gets And Keeps Everyone’s Attention with Agent Linda Camacho
    40:28
  22. 30.
    Writers House Agent Allie Levick and Bestselling Author Cameron Kelly Rosenblum
    38:31
  23. 31.
    Brontë’s Mistress with author-agent team Finola Austin and Danielle Egan-Miller
    51:19
  24. 32.
    Improv For Writers with Agent Gordon Warnock and Author Jorjeana Marie
    50:57
  25. 33.
    How To Write Children's Books That Surprise and Delight with Agent Fiona Kenshole
    42:36
  26. 34.
    First Page Action (vs. Peak Action), Characters, Comps and High Concept Works with Kristy Hunter
    46:34
  27. 35.
    Worldbuilding, Tension, and A Healthy Editorial Relationship with Lani Forbes and Samantha Wekstein
    49:18
  28. 36.
    Allyship, Resources, and Talented Authors To Support Right Now
    36:50
  29. 37.
    Live Agent Q&A: Queries, Secret Agent Meetings, and Advice for Graphic Novels & Picture Books
    53:16
  30. 38.
    Comp Titles, Platform, and How To Do Your Research with Simon & Schuster Editor Hannah Robinson
    37:11
  31. 39.
    Acquisitions, "The Numbers," and How Editors Make Them Work, with Macmillan Editor Rachel Diebel
    28:52
  32. 40.
    Marathon, Not A Sprint: How Author Molly McCaffery Signed With Agent John Cusick
    34:25
  33. 41.
    Voice In A Manuscript with Agent Stephanie Winter
    43:24
  34. 42.
    Agent Lauren Spieller on Book Scouting, Building Tension, and What You Really Need to Succeed
    34:09
  35. 43.
    Subjectivity In Publishing (And Why It's Good For Your Book) With Agent Kayla Lightner
    47:46
  36. 44.
    Sales, Production, and Husband and Wife Macmillan Editors Kate Meltzer and Brian Geffen
    47:28
  37. 45.
    How To Pitch When Publishing Is In Quarantine with Agent Amy Elizabeth Bishop
    31:42
  38. 46.
    MFA's, Community & Identity with Editor Vivian Lee
    31:45
  39. 47.
    Stand-up Comedy, Agenting, and Rage Push-Ups with Agent Barbara Poelle
    24:47
  40. 48.
    Tom Lutz, Professor, Writer & Founder of The Los Angeles Review of Books
    36:03
  41. 49.
    #TenQueries with Literary Agent Stephanie Winter
    16:54
  42. 50.
    Procrastination, Deadlines & The Editorial Process with #1 NYT Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz
    39:11

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