Here are my current Giveaway Contests

Cattywampus through July 18th

The King's 100 through July 25th

Upcoming Agent Spotlight Interviews and Guest Posts w/ Debut Authors & Query Critique Giveaways

Veronica Roth Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 8/19/20

Carlisle Webber Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 9/7/20

Erin Casey Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 9/16/20

Adria Goetz and G.Z. Schmidt Guest Post and Query Critique Giveaway on 10/19/20

Amy Brewer and Dana Swift Guest Post and Query Critique Giveaway on 11/3/20

Writing / Research Tip Tuesday

I have another great Tuesday Tip to share with you today. This one was sent in by children's author Beth Pollock, author of HARLEY'S GIFT and THE NEXT STEP. Please visit her website when you're done here. Enjoy!

"One resource that I find really useful is Harold Underdown's He is a children's book editor, and the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books". His website has an incredible amount of useful information. The page that I find most useful is "Who's Moving Where?" It gives a quick synopsis of movement among key players in the children's publishing industry. For example, he posted six updates for the month of December. This is a great way to keep in touch with movement in the industry as it happens.

"There are also great articles for writers of every experience level. One article deals with the necessity of dealing with an agent and what you should expect your agent to do. In addition, he provides links to agent resources, as well as three case studies on how to tell a legit agent from a shady one. This level of detail makes it a useful website that I visit regularly."

Thanks so much, Beth. I've visited the site several times before but haven't really dug in. I'll definitely be taking a closer look!


  1. How about a Contest Tip Tuesday? Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary Agency is hosting a contest for the best beginning (500 word max) of a completed MG or YA novel. The details are posted here.

  2. I recently met Harold Underdown at a conference. He is kind and helpful.

  3. This is the second time in a week that I am being pointed to this website. It seems like a very informative site. Thanks, Casey and Beth!

  4. Thanks for posting the contest Thermocline! Contest tips are great!

    Hi Ann! He seems like a very kind and helpful person just from his website. How nice you got to meet him!

    It does seem like a great site, doesn't it, Heather? I'll be digging into the links and archives a little more than I have.

    Happy Tuesday, everyone! And thank you again, Beth, for sending this tip in!

  5. I've heard of this website but never explored it thoroughly. I'll have to check it out.

  6. Excellent advice! I've never heard of that website, and now I'm going to bookmark it.