Short Story and Literary Author Allegra Hyde and the Labor and Anxiety

Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication.

Short Story and Literary Author Allegra Hyde joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss submitting without an agent, having agents reach out to her, the book deal that felt like a miracle, the difference from working with a university press, letting go as an author, over-researching, over-revising, and how community is everything. 

Allegra Hyde’s newest book, the story collection THE LAST CATASTROPHE, will be published this March by Vintage. She is also the author of the novel ELEUTHERIA, which was named a “Best Book of 2022” by The New Yorker, and the story collection OF THIS NEW WORLD, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. She currently teaches at Oberlin College.

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