Finally! My First Submission Request!

Hello Ebi! Hello Fam! If the past two weeks are any indication, 2021 may be another difficult year. But at least my very first day started with a bang—I received my first submission request from a literary agent!  AHH! I don’t know what made me do it. I had no...

Writers: Should you Query in December?

Hello Ebi! Hello Fam! As you may already know, I began querying Amachi’s Hope again this year. I did not approach it in a gun-ho manner (hitting up a bunch of agencies at one time), but only two that I discovered during pitch competitions on Twitter this Fall. Though...

The Writer’s Abracadabra

Hello Ebi! Hello Fam! Abracadabra, or “Avra Kehdabra,” is a well-known term. One cannot hear it without relating it to some form of magical connotation or being transported to childhood memories of Mary Poppins, Aladdin and The King of Thieves, non-fiction books on...

Writers: We’ve Made it Through

Hello Ebi! Hello Fam! This has been one hell of a year. We’ve had more loss than gain, more sadness than happiness, and yet I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all managed (in different capacities) to endure. As we approach this out of the ordinary holiday season—one...