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2015 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino (Editor)

By Chuck Sambuchino (Editor)

The simplest source to be had for locating a literary agent!

No subject what you are writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you want a literary agent to be able to get the simplest conventional publishing e-book deal attainable. The 2015 advisor to Literary brokers is your crucial source for locating that literary agent and getting your e-book acquired through a best writer. besides directory info 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 examine what to not do throughout the submission process
"New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively development their patron lists correct now
thirteen debut writer luck tales: Writers clarify their paths to ebook, so that you can study from their successes and notice what they did correct

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Most agents do not represent poetry, magazine articles, short stories or material suitable for academic or small presses; the agent’s commission does not justify spending time submitting these types of works. Those agents who do take on such material generally represent authors on larger projects first, and then adopt the smaller items as a favor to the client. If you believe your work is ready to be placed with an agent, make sure you’re personally ready to be represented. In other words, consider the direction in which your writing career is headed.

They’ll sign a contract before asking any questions and simply hope everything will turn out all right. We often receive complaints from writers regarding agents after they have lost money or have work bound by contract to an ineffective agent. If writers put the same amount of effort into researching agents as they did writing their manuscripts, they would save themselves unnecessary grief. The best way to educate yourself is to read all you can about agents and other authors. org) and Poets & Writers, Inc.

PART II: THE PITCH Here’s where you really get to sell your book—but in only three to 10 sentences. 95 to buy what’s in between those flaps. Like a jacket flap, you need to hook an agent in the confines of very limited space. What makes your story interesting and unique? Is your story about a woman going through a mid-life crisis? Fine, but there are hundreds of stories about women going through mid-life crises. Is your story about a woman who, because of a mid-life crisis, leaves her life and family behind to spend three months in India?

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