“At the point in which I am making a decision about signing someone, the x


“You can be a phenomenal “pitcher,” but in the end, the work has to speak


The writer tells about how being frightened is a good sign, the truth about truth


The editor goes into generous detail about shimmering talent, selling a book versus selling an


One minor (major) detail: Nathan Bransford transitioned out of agenting in 2010, after this interview


In life, we are destined, it seems, to repeat certain experiences until the meaning or


Note: This piece first appeared in 2012 but in light of our current state of


I do like scaring myself when I write— writing about something that I might not


Peternelle van Arsdale is a book editor who never thought she’d be a writer. She