Attention Fantasy/Sci Fi Writers

Okay, I know you think I hate you just because you write about zombies and martians and the apocalypse. I don’t hate anyone, I swear! And to prove it, I have a special gift today just for you. It’s a blog I found out about: “The Spectacle,” on which “Authors talk about writing speculative fiction for teens and pre-teens.”

Check it out.

See? I care about you, I really do.

Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


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  4. Achim Zahren on April 27, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    >I was hoping you would represent my new book entitled My Father is an Alien (from Canada) and my mother is a Zombie (Really!) It’s one of the best books ever written and would make a great movie…and it takes place during the apocalypse! Watch your inbox for my query letter.

  5. Meg on April 26, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    >We know you don’t hate us! Thanks for the sharing. πŸ˜€

  6. evilphilip on April 26, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    >What a nice treat. Thanks!

  7. JPM on April 25, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    >From all of the martian zombies on my apocalyptic planet, thank you! Haha…I appreciate the link.

  8. Amber Lynn Argyle on April 25, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Thanks, girl! I knew you cared.

  9. PJ Hoover on April 25, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    >Thanks for The Spectacle mention, Rachel! We’re having fun with it!

  10. freelancefiction on April 25, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    >Thanks so much!

  11. Catherine West on April 25, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    >Okay, I want to write about zombies and martinis. Really, I do. Is it just me or is anybody else craving a pimento olive right now?
    Confessions of a…oh never mind.

  12. Steena Holmes on April 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    >yet another site for me to lose myself in πŸ˜‰ How sweet you are!

  13. Alessa Ellefson on April 25, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    >Thank you!

    NB: I never thought you didn’t care, but I appreciate the gesture nonetheless πŸ™‚

  14. Jason Crawford on April 25, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    >Thanks Rachelle…are you SURE you don’t want to rep tween sci-fi???? πŸ™‚

  15. Kim Kasch on April 25, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    >An old-new zombie book I’m reading right now: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

  16. thespectacleblog on April 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    >Who doesn’t love zombies and Martians?

    Laura, we have an interview on The Spec with agent Jennifer Mattson, who discusses magic realism.

    Thanks for the mention.

    Parker P

  17. Laura on April 25, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    >You know what, after I wrote that, I read your “what I want” blog and see that you differentiate fantasy and sci-fi with supernatural and you do take supernatural.

    So, yay!

    Fantasy I’m guessing is more elves and kings, etc.

  18. Laura on April 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    >question: I’m always seeing agents that would rather not read sci-fi/fantasy, and I was wondering if magic realism falls into that category as well. Things like ghosts, etc.

  19. Susan on April 25, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    >Wonderful, thanks for that link!

    I’m writing YA Christian fantasy so between your blog and theirs, I’ll be a ‘happy chappy’. LOL

  20. Adam Heine on April 25, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    >Hey! I only wrote about the apocalypse once! πŸ™‚

  21. beth on April 25, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    >Oh, I love The Spectacle! It’s got a great game called Stump the Bookseller, which is so much fun!

  22. KLo on April 25, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    >You’re so kind to share : )