Many publishers nowadays won’t take unsolicited submissions. But how do you get an agent? What should a query letter say? Does the size of the agency matter? What if you need to change agents?

Know what to expect and what’s expected of you with these resources.

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An Author’s Guide to Agency Agreements»

Agreements between authors and agents can be tricky things. Sometimes there’s a written contract setting out the terms of the relationship, sometimes there isn’t. To help you navigate the mysteries of the agency agreement, we’ve compiled a guide of key points for you to keep in mind.


members onlyChoosing a Literary Agent»

We’re here to guide you through the steps that every writer should consider before embarking on that most pivotal of literary relationships.


Agents’ Roundtable: Three Agents Reveal What They’re Really Looking for from Authors»

Tips for authors on how to find an agent and successfully pitch to a publisher.


EVENTS & RECORDINGS

Panel Recording: Agents and Agency: Building a Writing Career»

Part two in our series with Electric Literature and The Authors Guild is this essential event on acquiring and working with a literary agent. Joining us will be Marya Spence of Kanlow & Nesbit Associates, Jacqueline Ko of Wylie Agency, and Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary, with Electric Literature’s Halimah Marcus moderating.

Many publishers nowadays won’t take unsolicited submissions. But how do you get an agent? What should a query letter say? Does the size of the agency matter? What if you need to change agents?
Know what to expect and what’s expected of you with these resources.


ARTICLES

An Author’s Guide to Agency Agreements»

Agreements between authors and agents can be tricky things. Sometimes there’s a written contract setting out the terms of the relationship, sometimes there isn’t. To help you navigate the mysteries of the agency agreement, we’ve compiled a guide of key points for you to keep in mind.


Choosing a Literary Agent»

We’re here to guide you through the steps that every writer should consider before embarking on that most pivotal of literary relationships.


Agents’ Roundtable: Three Agents Reveal What They’re Really Looking for from Authors»

Tips for authors on how to find an agent and successfully pitch to a publisher.


EVENTS & RECORDINGS

Panel Recording: Agents and Agency: Building a Writing Career»

Part two in our series with Electric Literature and The Authors Guild is this essential event on acquiring and working with a literary agent. Joining us will be Marya Spence of Kanlow & Nesbit Associates, Jacqueline Ko of Wylie Agency, and Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary, with Electric Literature’s Halimah Marcus moderating.

 

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