"Noah Lukeman, one of the top literary agents in New York, gave writers a great gift." --James Frey (regarding The Plot Thickens)
"This will certainly help writers of any kind defeat rejection and possibly score." --Writers.com (regarding The First Five Pages)
During his last 14 years as a literary agent, Noah Lukeman has represented hundreds of book deals, and in his blog, ASK A LITERARY AGENT, he gives aspiring authors insight into all facets of the book publishing industry. The publishing industry is a ...
"Noah Lukeman, one of the top literary agents in New York, gave writers a great gift."
--James Frey (regarding The Plot Thickens)
"This will certainly help writers of any kind defeat rejection and possibly score."
--Writers.com (regarding The First Five Pages)
During his last 14 years as a literary agent, Noah Lukeman has represented hundreds of book deals, and in his blog, ASK A LITERARY AGENT, he gives aspiring authors insight into all facets of the book publishing industry. The publishing industry is a mysterious one, and it can be hard for aspiring authors to find answers. The blog, “Ask a Literary Agent,” gives authors a forum in which they can ask away, and have their questions answered in depth by an active literary agent.
This e-book, ASK A LITERARY AGENT (YEAR ONE), collects all of the questions and answers from the first year and puts them all in one downloadable file. Now you can conveniently have all of this information in one place and can reference it at your leisure, whether it's on your computer, or on your e-reader.
"Lukeman’s advice is practical—and often entails multiple, time-consuming steps—without a hint of the flakiness that creeps into many writing guides."
--Publishers Weekly (regarding The Plot Thickens)
NOTE: you can download this book for FREE on Nook when purchasing Noah Lukeman’s How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent on Nook.
Noah Lukeman is President of Lukeman Literary Management Ltd, which he founded in 1996. His clients include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, American Book Award, Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Award, finalists for the National Book Award, Edgar Award, and Pacific Rim prize, multiple New York Times bestsellers, national journalists, major celebrities, and faculty of universities ranging from Harvard to Stanford. He has also worked in the New York office of a multi-talent management company, where he represented many New York Times Bestsellers, and, prior to founding his agency, he also worked for another New York literary agency. Prior to becoming an agent he worked in the editorial departments of several publishers, including William Morrow, Delphinium Books and Farrar, Straus, Giroux, and as editor of a literary magazine.
Noah Lukeman is also an accomplished author. His best-selling The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying out of the Rejection Pile (Simon & Schuster, 1999), is now part of the curriculum in many universities. His The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life (St. Martins Press, 2002) was a National Bestseller, a BookSense 76 Selection, a Publishers Weekly Daily pick, and a selection of the Writers Digest Book Club. His A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation (W.W. Norton, 2006 and Oxford University Press in the UK, 2007) was critically-acclaimed, a selection of the Writers Digest Book Club, a selection of the Forbes Book Club and profiled on NPR, and is now part of the curriculum in over 50 universities and writing programs. His e-book How to Write a Great Query Letter, was the #1 Bestselling title on Amazon Shorts for many months. Noah has contributed articles about the publishing industry and the craft of writing to several magazines, including Poets & Writers, Writers Digest, The Writer, the AWP Chronicle and the Writers Market, and has been anthologized in The Practical Writer (Viking, 2004).
Noah Lukeman has been a guest speaker on the subjects of writing and publishing at numerous forums, including Harvard, The Juilliard School, the Wallace Stegner writing program at Stanford University, the Writers Digest Panel at Book Expo America, the MFA at Northern Michigan University, the National Society of Newspaper Columnist’s annual Boston conference, and Riker’s Island Penitentiary. He earned his B.A. with High Honors in English and Creative Writing from Brandeis University, cum