2015 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino (Editor)

By Chuck Sambuchino (Editor)

The simplest source on hand for locating a literary agent!

No subject what you are writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you want a literary agent in an effort to get the easiest conventional publishing ebook deal attainable. The 2015 consultant to Literary brokers is your crucial source for locating that literary agent and getting your e-book obtained by means of a best writer. besides directory details for greater than 1,000 literary brokers who signify writers and their books, this new, up-to-date version of GLA includes:

"10 purposes brokers Reject Your Manuscript"--helping you research what to not do throughout the submission process
"New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively construction their buyer lists correct now
thirteen debut writer good fortune tales: Writers clarify their paths to ebook, so that you can research from their successes and notice what they did correct

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Proofread. Don’t ruin a potential relationship with an agent by submitting work that contains typos or poor grammar. Publish short stories or novel excerpts in literary journals, which will prove to prospective agents that editors see quality in your writing. Research to find the agents of writers whose works you admire or are similar to yours. Use the Internet and resources like Guide to Literary Agents to construct a list of agents who are open to new writers and looking for your category of fiction.

Some agents solicit feedback with dynamic dilemmas or ethical obstacles. Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary, Mary Kole of Movable Type Literary, and Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary have been known to post short contests for their blog readers, if for no other reason than to emphasize what they seek in a client. com/blog) and see them on the right. Guidebooks and databases The Guide to Literary Agents is a premier example of a guidebook resource. Use it to cull the agents who seek writers just like you.

Unprofessional contracts that ask you for money up front, contain clauses you haven’t discussed or are covered with amateur clip-art or silly borders. Rudeness when you inquire about any points you’re unsure of. Don’t employ any business partner who doesn’t treat you with respect. Pressure, by way of threats, bullying or bribes. A good agent is not desperate to represent more clients. She invites worthy authors but leaves the final decision up to them. Promises of publication. No agent can guarantee you a sale.

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