Saturday, January 29, 2011
Jim McCarthy: What Makes Your Work Publishable
"Voice and perspective distinguish YA from adult. And sometimes the material or tone can lift it to an adult level." Then he talked about The Lovely Bones and pointed out the ways it is more adult than YA.
The Q&A feels like an insider's guide to the industry. Jim talks about the inner working of his agency, some of his author's upcoming books, and how he targets editors. And beyond that, he's keeping the tone very fun! Good times.