At Liza Dawson Associates, Monica Odom has been promoted to associate agent, and also serves as manager of finance and social media development.
The recipients of the 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Awards are Tiffany Briere (fiction/nonfiction), Ashlee Crews (fiction), Kristin Dombek (nonfiction), Margaree Little (poetry), Kirstin Valdez Quade (fiction), and Jill Sisson Quinn (nonfiction)
The National Book Awards will announce their first-ever longlists exclusively on The Daily Beast over a four-day period beginning September 16 with the Young People's Literature category (the Poetry longlist will be announced September 17, followed by Nonfiction on the 18th and Fiction on the 19th.)
Science fiction writer and co-founder of Writer Beware Ann Crispin, 63, died September 6 from complications of bladder cancer. Aside from writing many original works of science fiction and fantasy, Crispin also wrote several tie-in novels for franchises and movies like "Star Wars", "Pirates of the Caribbean", and "V."
Maverick Publishing and the Charlesworth Group have entered into a reciprocal partnership agreement in which Charlesworth will act as Maverick's preferred service partner for the China region, and the two companies will offer reciprocal service packages for publishers wishing to enter the China market and for Chinese publishers wishing to gain international exposure.