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May 25, 2011 | Beyond the Margins
By Dell Smith
Mitchell Waters is a literary agent with Curtis Brown, Ltd. He represents an eclectic list of fiction and non-fiction writers including Michael Thomas Ford (Jane Bites Back), Diane Meier (The Season of Second Chance), Dennis Drabelle (Mile-High Fever), Cloris Leachman (Cloris), Suzanne Harper (The Juliet Club), Louis Auchincloss (A Voice from Old New York), and winner of the 2010 Grub Street Book Prize, Vestal McIntyre (Lake Overturn). As he has done in past years, Mitchell participated in Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace literary conference this year, on April 30-May 1, 2011.
Mitchell brings his unique ...
May 18, 2011 | Beyond the Margins
Jennifer Haigh, the author of BAKER TOWERS, THE CONDITION, and the PEN/Hemingway award-winning MRS. KIMBLE, has won acclaim for her nuanced portrayal of complicated families. Her latest book, FAITH, published May 10, represents a departure for Haigh as a storyteller: It’s the first novel she presents from a single character’s point of view. Haigh will be addressing point of view this Saturday, April 30, at Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace conference in Boston
May 11, 2011 | Beyond the Margins
You have just written a great short story. Let’s call it “Trucking.” It is, afterall, about the guy who picked you up in his truck while you were hitch-hiking in Chile. Though the story is funny and light-hearted, it goes deep into the characters’ minds and probes socio-economic conditions. In short, what you have in your hands is a work of literary fiction.
March 30, 2011 | Beyond the Margins
Not long ago, when I feverishly pitched an editor on a freelance idea I considered timely and smart, he responded with mild interest and low urgency. He set the deadline several weeks out. And when I got consumed by my day job and he didn’t follow up, I assumed he’d lost interest. I did, too.
Imagine my horror when I got his message saying I was up against the deadline. Imagine my shock when I discovered that his message was a day old.