Pitching Dark Work During The Pandemic, (Small) Submission Strategy, And Avoiding The Saggy Middle
Welcome to another First Pages podcast! This week, our brave volunteer is Tamara Kahler. We talk with Tamara about pitching dark work just after a pandemic (and putting an emphasis on hope and agency), her submission strategy (you don’t have to send it to as many people as most recommend), and how she avoided the dreaded manuscript saggy middle (and a theory about how you reliably can, too).
We also talk about why most anticipate lists are okay but runaway bestsellers are not for comps, and other questions that (unfortunately) you can’t Google.
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