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How To Deal With Non-Constructive Criticism

How To Deal With Non-Constructive Criticism

If you have been on the agent querying treadmill long enough to receive a request for a full manuscript, then you know the feeling: the simultaneous swell of pride and the utter fear of not measuring up. Your query letter worked, hooray! An actual expert from the publishing industry, with a slush pile as high […]

June 9, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Q&A with  Evan Gregory, Senior Literary Agent  Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency

Q&A with Evan Gregory, Senior Literary Agent Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency

Evan Gregory began at Ethan Ellenberg in 2008. He is currently expanding his client list. He has widespread interests including: FICTION – Horror, Mystery, Thrillers, Science-fiction, Fantasy, Women’s literature. NONFICTION – Arts, Cinema, Photography, Biography, Memoir, Business, Investment, Cooking, Food, Wine, Health, Diet, History, Nature, Ecology, Parenting, Family, Politics, Current affairs, Pop culture, Entertainment, Science, […]

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Q&A with Literary Agent Katie Kotchman of Don Congdon Associates

Q&A with Literary Agent Katie Kotchman of Don Congdon Associates

  In non-fiction, Katie Kotchman specializes in business (all areas); narrative non-fiction such as popular science and books about social/cultural issues; self-help that focuses on success, motivation, and psychology; and pop culture. Katie is actively seeking new non-fiction clients with built-in platforms from whom she can learn something new. In fiction, she’s interested in representing […]

January 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Q&A with Literary Agent  Leigh Eisenman  of Hannigan Salky Getzler “HSG” Agency

Q&A with Literary Agent Leigh Eisenman of Hannigan Salky Getzler “HSG” Agency

Leigh is a junior agent with Hannigan Salky Getzler (“HSG”) Agency. After ten years of practicing law, she decided to follow her dream of becoming part of the New York City literary landscape. She worked for a year at Folio Literary Management prior to moving to HSG in the fall of 2015. Leigh is also […]

April 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
How Outside Influences Affect My Writing

How Outside Influences Affect My Writing

Okay, this post is gonna make some people feel queasy.  It’s gonna make you angry.  It’s gonna make you doubt my sanity. Writers and would-be writers, for instance – the  write-what-you-know, follow-your-passion, what-does-your-gut-tell-you people out there, especially the unpublished ones, I’m going to make you absolutely nuts right now, and I apologize.   Readers?  Publishing pros? […]

April 10, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Q&A with Literary Agent Carly Watters of the P.S. Literary Agency

Q&A with Literary Agent Carly Watters of the P.S. Literary Agency

Carly Watters began her publishing career in London at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency. She has a BA in English Literature from Queen’s University and a MA in Publishing Studies from City University London. Since joining PSLA in 2010, Carly has had great success launching new authors domestically and abroad. Never without […]

April 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Q&A with Literary Agent  Juliet Pickering of the Blake Friedmann Agency

Q&A with Literary Agent Juliet Pickering of the Blake Friedmann Agency

Juliet Pickering worked for Waterstones as a bookseller and fiction buyer before joining A P Watt in 2003, working up from combing the slush pile, franking mail and scanning royalty statements, to becoming an agent in 2007. She moved to Blake Friedmann in London in 2013, and her authors have been shortlisted for Costa, Commonwealth […]

March 14, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
To Be or Not to Be Agented, That is the Question

To Be or Not to Be Agented, That is the Question

I never asked this question. Instead I asked how quickly I could get myself an agent. Unagented authors aren’t taken seriously, I reasoned. You can’t approach big houses without one and I wanted readers and a big contract. Getting an agent was the only way to achieve this goal. So I sent out queries, alphabetically, […]

May 17, 2015 | By | 30 Replies More
Can a Self-Published Author Have an Agent?

Can a Self-Published Author Have an Agent?

Can a self-published/independent author have an agent? Surely, it’s a contradictory state? Well, no, not in today’s publishing world. Last May, I signed with A for Authors literary agency to represent me for subsidiary and foreign rights. As the congratulations flowed in, I was a little overwhelmed by the lovely things people said on Facebook […]

March 4, 2015 | By | 7 Replies More
Succesful Querying: It’s Not All About The Letter.

Succesful Querying: It’s Not All About The Letter.

I don’t remember the year, but I remember the date. It was December 26th and I was at my parents’ house for the holidays. My guard was down. Without a thought, I opened my email and found in bold face font yet another agent’s rejection. There was nothing cruel about the rejection. It was probably […]

July 16, 2014 | By | 33 Replies More