Cli-Fi ''Shop Talk'' for Writers:
According to industry sources this blog is in contact with in London and Manhattan, more and more acquiring editors and literary agents are beginning to accept queries [and actual on-spec manuscripts!] for novels and short story collections. This is big news and even bigger big news is coming soon from a major publication in London.
This is good news for all budding cli-fi novelists and short story writers. Fasten your seatbelts, read up and who's who and what's what, and start sending in your queries and cover letters.
Among those said to be in the game now are savvy New York editor Sean MacDonald at FSG, one of the top houses on Publishers Row in Manhattan. He's served as acquiring editor for such novelists as Nathaniel Rich and Jeff Vandermeer, according to industry sources. In addition, literary agents from John Silbersack at Trident Media to Sally Harding at the Cooke Agency in New York City are getting into handling novels in the cli-fi genre, too. Slowly. It's happening! John has a cli-fi novel coming out in September from an important new author! Sally represents the Hollywood star in Paramount's camp now, the wonderful writer SFF Jeff Vandermeer!
JOHN SILBERSACK BIO:
SALLY HARDING (a Canadian and a New Zealander now living in NYC) BIO:
In addition, a major UK publishing platform is poised to report a major publishing industry SCOOP on how cli-fi is a game-changer now, a genre-smashing ''new kid on the block.'' This news SCOOP will appear in print any day now, but this blogger is not allowed to say the date in public just yet, but know that on very good authority it is coming soon. The publishing SCOOP of 2016. The publishing industry will never be the same! The article I am referencing here has been written by a woman in London who knows the publishing industry from A to Z and her SCOOP is going to blow the book business on both sides of the Atlantic --and in New Zealand and Australia, too, and maybe France and Germany as well! -- out of the staid stagnan water of the past. This is very good news for budding cli-fi novelists and screewriters. YOUR DAY is arriving.
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