Alice Pope hosted a guest post by author Hope Vestergaard this week. Hope has some advice for editors and agents, which I found to be quite refreshing. I've often wondered why, in a business that requires a joint effort from editors, agents, authors and illustrators, all too frequently there seems to be an imbalance in the standard operating procedures, particularly in regards to marketing and submissions. Hope has done a nice job of explaining that all parties should be respectful, play nice and remember to use their manners. Click here to read her post.