Could The Hunger Games get published today?

The Hunger Games helped to transform the landscape of publishing, convincing a ton of people that young adult novels could be important, serious books. It touched off a huge boom in books for teenagers about dystopian futures, and spawned a hit movie, with more on the way. In many ways, booklovers are living in the… » 11/07/12 1:25pm 11/07/12 1:25pm

R.I.P. Ralph Vicinanza, the agent who brought SF's greatest authors to a foreign audience

Ralph Vicinanza, a literary agent who specialized in foreign rights, died suddenly at his home on Saturday. For two decades, he represented such high-powered authors as Stephen King, Philip K. Dick, Carl Sagan, Robert A. Heinlein, George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett and Kim Stanley Robinson, primarily in overseas… » 9/29/10 12:00pm 9/29/10 12:00pm

You Don't Need An Agent To Be Pyr Books' Next Superstar

Fast-rising SF publisher Pyr Books has opened the floodgates to unagented submissions of epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban fantasy novels. (As Pyr's blog entry says, this makes the publisher one of "those few publishers fool enough to accept unagented, unsolicited material." Pyr's Lou Anders adds: » 2/19/10 9:30am 2/19/10 9:30am