on publishing and agents

So I carry on my journey into trying to get my novel published.

I’m a the point where I need to research for an agent, and know more about the publishing world as it is right now.

Here is what I discovered browsing the world-wide-web.

I came upon this article, that talks about the Bologna book fair festival. Of course, it’s a year old, and things can change drastically in a year, but it puts down on paper, what I’ve been hearing for a few months now. So, yes, upper- middle grade books are what, apparently publishers are looking for. I guess, any little square of hope is good to hold on to. I’m just going to have to wait until the end of this year’s fair to know for sure.

I also came across this article. It’s an agent, Danielle Smith,  that talks about what she’s looking for in a Middle grade book. Of course, it’s highly personal, but as she’s an agent that is currently working, her thoughts are always worth taking into acoount.

Read the articles and let me know what you think.