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A young author and editor navigating the publishing world
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Why Are Publishers and Agents so Hard to Get a Hold Of?
"If you give them an inch, they'll take a mile." My acquisitions editor friend told me this. And although she was referring to a...
What Agents Do When They Don't Send Out Your Work
Having been both a client and an agent, I completely understand the frustration of waiting. But agents don't sit on their hands, I promi
Why Agents Send Form Rejections
Before I became a literary agent, I absolutely hated form rejections. After I became a literary agent, I still absolutely hated these.
Please Don't Pitch Agents on LinkedIn
Trust me on this. You will seem far less professional if you try to pitch your manuscript on this network.
How Many Rounds Does It Take to Get a Book Contract?
It took me years to realize I had a lot more people to impress to get a book contract than just an agent and a publisher.
Author Red Flags: Authors Agents Avoid
Submitting a book proposal to an agent works a lot like submitting a resume to a prospective company. As an agent, you get a lot of "re
Dos and Don'ts of Queries
This summer our agency got a lot of queries and submissions. Literally thousands. We saw some good, some bad, and some that needed a lot of
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