Blog Profile / Guide to Literary Agents


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Blog Post Archive

New Literary Agent Alert: Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Stephanie is seeking: Literary fiction, historical/book club fiction featuring stories that haven’t been told, upmarket women’s fiction, and smart psychological thrillers/suspense. In nonfiction, Stephanie looks for pop culture, narrative...Show More Summary

Literary Agent Sound Off: Query Letter Basics

"Queries are business letters. Agenting is business. Publishing is business. I try to be nice and friendly and funny and all, but the bottom line is that I expect those with whom I work to be professional and take what they’re doing seriously." —Linda Epstein (Jennifer De Chiara Literary)

New Literary Agent Alert: Victoria Selvaggio of Jennifer De Chiara Literary

She is seeking: "I am currently looking for all genres (lyrical picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, new adult, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, fantasy, narrative nonfiction, adult fiction), but find I’m drawn to middle grade and young adult. Show More Summary

Writing the Book You Want to Read (Even When You’re Not an Expert in the Field)

The idea that everyone has the potential to write his or her own favorite book is an appealing one, and it’s natural that writers will want to write the kind of books they like to read. But it’s not always as simple as that. What ifShow More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Samuél L. Barrantes

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Samuél L. Barrantes, author of SLIM AND THE BEAST) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Heather Flaherty of The Bent Agency

Heather is seeking: authors who write children's, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as select new adult fiction, and pop-culture or humorous nonfiction. More specific info about her likes and dislikes after the jump.

Get Your First 10 Pages Critiqued by an Agent — Next Agent One-on-One Boot Camp Starts Feb. 20, 2015

As many writers know, agents and editors won't give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven't got them hooked by then, it's a safe bet you won't be asked for more material. Make sure you've got the kind of...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Sarah Nagel of Writers House

She is seeking: Sarah is looking for psychological thrillers (those that mess with your head rather than high speed cross-country chases), horror, mystery, suspense, literary fiction, young adult, and middle grade fiction. More information after the jump.

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Robin Antalek

GIVEAWAY: Robin is excited to give away a free copy of her newest novel, THE GROWN UPS, to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks; winners must live in Canada/US to receive the book by mail. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before. (Please note that comments may take a little while to appear; this is normal).

New Literary Agent Alert: Lane Heymont of The Seymour Agency

He is seeking: science fiction and fantasy (exceptional world building is a must), and nonfiction (the inspiring, intriguing, mysterious, and scientific). More information about Lane and submission instructions are available after the break.

Successful Queries: Agent Suzie Townsend and “A Death-Struck Year”

This series is called “Successful Queries” and I’m posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. The 71st installment in this series is with agent Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary) for Makiia Lucier's historical young adult debut, A DEATH-STRUCK YEAR (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 2014).

I’m Seeking Article Pitches for the 2016 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market

I'm putting a call out for possible interview article ideas for the 2016 CHILDREN'S WRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET. There are 4 types of articles in the book each year. (We usually tend to work with writers who are very familiar with the book and use its editions. Those types of writers are the best at pitching interesting material that directly appeals to its audience.)

Slush Pile Showdown: How to Make Your Submission Stand Out — Dec. 18 Webinar (with Query Critique) by Agent Instructors

For this live webinar on Thurs, Dec. 18, "Slush Pile Showdown: How to Make Your Submission Stand Out," literary agents Barbara Poelle and Holly Root are pulling back the curtain and showing you exactly what goes on when an agent reads your query.

Do Your E-Book Right (and Start Making Money NOW): Dec. 11 Webinar with E-Media Guru Jane Friedman

In this live webinar, "Do Your E-Book Right (and Start Making Money)," you'll learn about the most popular services and retailers available to distribute your e-book-including outlets such as Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, and Smashwords. This webinar is taught by eMedia guru (and former WD Publisher) Jane Friedman.

The Journey From Self-Published to Agented Authors: Examining the Path of BRANDED

When we decided to write Branded, it was for fun, like a hobby for us. We had never planned on publishing it until we sent it to an editor and she told us that it was a really good story, and we should definitely publish it. So, we went the self-publishing route. We went in with the mentality that whatever happens, happens. But then we heard from readers… They loved […]

Writers Conference Spotlights: Kentucky Writing Workshop (Feb. 6, 2015) and Tennessee Writers Conference (Feb. 7, 2015)

There are two great February 2015 writing conferences coming up that I have been asked to speak at: the Kentucky Writing Workshop on Feb. 6 in Louisville, KY, and the Tennessee Writers Conference on Feb. 7 in Nashville, TN. There are literary agents at both events taking pitches, and both are one-day events.

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Mike Meginnis

BY MIKE MEGINNIS This is a recurring column called “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their careers can talk about writing advice and instruction — by sharing seven things they’ve learned along their writing journeys that they wish they knew at the beginning. Show More Summary

Have an Agent Critique Your First 10 Pages — One-on-One Boot Camp Starts Nov. 21

As many writers know, agents and editors won't give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven't got them hooked by then, it's a safe bet you won't be asked for more material. Make sure you've got the kind of opening they're looking for! In this invaluable weekend event (starting Nov. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Kimberly Brower of Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

Kimberly is interested in both commercial and literary fiction, with an emphasis in women’s fiction, contemporary romance, mysteries/thrillers, new adult and young adult, as well as certain areas of nonfiction, including business, diet and fitness.

New Literary Agent Alert: Rebecca Scherer of Jane Rotrosen Agency

About Rebecca: Unable to narrow her focus to just one subject, Rebecca Scherer earned her BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in Political Science, English Lit, and German language. After several years at the agency, Rebecca now has daily opportunities to put her wide range of interests to use as she actively builds her client list. Show More Summary

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