Blog Profile / Guide to Literary Agents


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I Don’t Mean to be Controversial, But I Won’t be Using a Pseudonym (or a symbol)

A name. Everything is in a name. It is your identity, it is you. And since writing is the very essence of me, I’m using my name. This is a personal decision. Everyone comes at this decision in their own way and for their own reasons, and I respect others who do use pseudonyms. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Megan Close of Keller Media

Megan is seeking: Megan is currently looking for creative books in the self-help, dating/relationships, pop culture, pop psychology, management, career, entrepreneurship, health, and science genres. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Megan Close of Keller Media appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

What I Learned from Attending Writers’ Conferences

Before teaming up with a new publisher to release both my poetry compilation ATL Fire and California travel memoir Golden State Misadventures over one quarter of a year in 2015, I frequented writers’ conferences and grew from those experiences. Show More Summary

How to Make a Book Trailer

Making a book trailer is no easy feat, but to stay competitive in a highly saturated book market, it needs to be done. Recently, Tara Lynne Groth of Write Naked found my book trailer on Google+ and contacted me about doing a interview. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Sasha Martin

GIVEAWAY! Sasha is excited to give away a free free prize pack (including a Life From Scratch tote, signed book, recipe cards, and Nat Geo travel mug) to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Sasha Martin, author of debut memoir...Show More Summary

3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Stephen King’s IT

2. Names are powerful—an absence of names is even more so. Names equal identity. If someone is named, they’re important and they’re solid. The post 3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Stephen King’s IT appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

6 Tips for Switching Genres

Ask any author, agent, or editor—heck, ask the publishing house intern who fetches the coffee—and they’d all agree: the most important factor in writing (successfully) is finding one’s voice. After writing eighteen mysteries in three...Show More Summary

Author Interview: Amanda Linsmeier, Author of Women’s Fiction Novel DITCH FLOWERS

Author Amanda Linsmeier talks about her writing process, her new novel, and writing advice in our interview. Her debut novel, DITCH FLOWERS, released September 2015. The post Author Interview: Amanda Linsmeier, Author of Women’s Fiction Novel DITCH FLOWERS appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Literary Agent Spotlight: Deborah Ritchken of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Deborah is seeking: Deborah is currently looking for nonfiction projects in the areas of food and design, pop culture, women’s issues, biography, memoir and current events. Her niche interest is projects about France, including fiction. The post Literary Agent Spotlight: Deborah Ritchken of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

4 Pieces of Advice for Struggling Writers

My debut novel, Tracked, recently hit shelves, and I’m often asked for advice about the publication process. How long did it take you to sell your book? Should I shelve this project? Should I keep going? Did you ever feel like giving up? And so often, buried in these questions, there’s a palpable tremor of defeat. Show More Summary

“How to Write & Sell Your Fantasy and Science Fiction Boot Camp” — Sept. 8 Agent One-on-One Boot Camp (w/critique) by Agent Connor Goldsmith

There has never been a better time to be a sci-fi/fantasy author. With television shows like “Battlestar Galactica,” “Game of Thrones” and “Outlander” each in turn becoming massive pop culture phenomena, and Marvel’s superhero films dominating the box office, SF/F has gone mainstream like never before. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Matthew DiGangi of Bresnick Weil Literary Agency

Matthew is seeking: Matt is looking for ace-level literature that dots a Venn diagram in the shade between unforgettable character, unpredictable plot, and prose that really hums. For nonfiction, he is a sucker for original research and journalistic instinct. Show More Summary

How to Write Vivid Descriptions

GIVEAWAY! Eli is excited to give away a free copy of his novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Eli K.P. William, author of 2015 novel CASH CRASH JUBILEE, offers advice on how to write vivid descriptions, while still being mindful of pacing. The post How to Write Vivid Descriptions appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Literary Agent Interview: Alec Shane of Writers House

Literary agent Alec Shane (Writers House) nonfiction reads in humor, biography, history (particularly military history), true crime, “guy” reads, and all things sports. And in fiction: mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, historicalShow More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Sue Miller of Donaghy Literary Group

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Sue Miller of Donaghy Literary Group) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.     About...Show More Summary

Successful Queries: Agent Jim McCarthy and “The Big Rewind”

GIVEAWAY! Libby is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. The 72nd installment in the Successful Queries series is with agent Jim McCarthy (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management)Show More Summary

Why Write a Collaborative Novel? Why Not?

When we tell people we’ve co-authored a literary novel, the first thing almost everyone says is: “And you’re still friends? How on earth did you manage that?” It’s as if they imagine collaborative fiction as a kind of three-legged race: goofy and fun at an office picnic, but ill suited to a serious runner. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Karen Katchur

Karen Katchur, author of 2015 novel THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD, writes about how she landed her literary agent, Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Karen Katchur appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (About Being a Scientist-Writer), by Michael Ransom

The most frequent question I’m asked (besides “Where do you find the time?”) is “How does a scientist become a writer? And why?” I realize that’s two questions, but they almost always go together. I’m not sure I have the definitive answers, but here are seven things I’ve learned along the way of this slightly less common journey. Show More Summary

Get to Know Literary Agent John Cusick, Who Just Moved to Folio Literary Management

"I’m particularly focused on finding great fiction for middle-grade and teen audiences. I love contemporary realism, fantasy, realistic stories with a fantastical twist, and really anything with imagination and heart. I work with first-time authors as well as veteran writers, and am always on the prowl for fresh voices. Show More Summary

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