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Knight Agency Launches Speed-Date Contest To Find a New Client

The Knight Agency has two sisters on staff: president Deidre Knight and vice president of sales Pamela Harty. The duo will team up for speed-dating contest to find their next client, as 125 writers will pitch the agents and one aspiring author will earn representation.

On March 7th, the agency will open the contest with a blog post. Writers can enter their names in the comments section of that post from 12 p.m. EST to 1 p.m. EST that same day. The agency will randomly select 125 contestants and read four rounds of virtual submissions to find the winner.

Agency publicist Jia Gayles offered more in an email: “Last December, Deidre ran a similar event that generated more than 350 entries within minutes of the contest opening. She ultimately signed grand prize winner Leigh Evans. Deidre also kept in touch with another competitor, Erin Kelly, who she signed several weeks later.”

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Ron Charles Reviews 5 Fiction Books in 5 Minutes

In his video series, “Totally Hip Book Review,” Washington Post fiction editor Ron Charles reviewed the five fiction finalists in the National Book Awards’ fiction category in less than five minutes. Warning: spoilers follow!

Charles devoted 44 seconds to Jaimy Gordon‘s Lord of Misrule,  a book set for November 15th release. He exclaimed: “Secret unpublished books? Those bookworm conspiracy theorists will be spinning in their cocoons!” Charles featured books with the same title, like  Rachel Caine‘s fifth Morganville Vampire novel, Kannan Feng‘s fantasy novel, and actor Christopher Lee‘s biography.

The other finalists received about 30 seconds apiece. Charles picked Lionel Shriver‘s So Much for That as the winner. Charles also noted that popular titles such as Gary Shteyngart‘s Super Sad Love Story and Jennifer Egan‘s A Visit from the Goon Squad were snubbed.

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