Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Vacation from Writers' Wednesday

"Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions." ~Anonymous

No authors to feature today...

Instead, here's a few tidbits of information, both from the writing world and my own personal little corner:

Literary agent Donald Maass puts up a bimonthly feature on his website called "What We're Looking for this Month." For September, interestingly enough, it's authors who have submitted work to the agency in the past and been turned down. Well, that's not *all* they're looking for, of course, and his discussion is a little tongue-in-cheek. But it's worth a read, here.


My local writing group, Hudson Valley RWA, is currently accepting entries for our Hook, Line and Sinker contest. Test out the strength of your first three manuscript pages -- finalists get a read by Harlequin Senior Editor Brenda Chin! Find out more here.


And in unrelated news, I had a pleasant surprise earlier this week in my other life -- the full-time teaching one that pays the bills -- a letter in my mailbox telling me I'm receiving a teaching award from Boston College. One of my former students is a senior in the School of Education there and apparently wrote a letter nominating me for the award. Pretty neat! I'll be going to a luncheon there in October as part of an Education Symposium.

Ah, the idealistic me thinks maybe she can change the world after all...


Marianne Arkins said...

Congrats on your award!

Hey! You'll be in Boston... wanna slip over the border into Salem or Nashua and meet for lunch or dinner? :-)

Liz said...

Congrats on the award. So cool!

Chad Sayban said...

Congratulations on the award!

Diane Craver said...

That's fantastic news - congratulations on the teaching award!