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Guide to Literary Agents

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2003 Guide to Literary Agents

Edited by Rachel Vater

Put your writing career on the fast track! You need an agent who can get your fiction, nonfiction or screenplay into the hands of the people who can make your dreams come true, and the 2003 Guide to Literary Agents will help you find the right one. Here's all the names, addresses and guidelines you need, including contact information for over 500 literary agencies, 120 conferences and 30 ...

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Overview

2003 Guide to Literary Agents

Edited by Rachel Vater

Put your writing career on the fast track! You need an agent who can get your fiction, nonfiction or screenplay into the hands of the people who can make your dreams come true, and the 2003 Guide to Literary Agents will help you find the right one. Here's all the names, addresses and guidelines you need, including contact information for over 500 literary agencies, 120 conferences and 30 freelance publicists. The book's easy-to-reference icons and indexes help you to quickly, easily and correctly locate the agent best suited to represent your work. Look inside and you'll find samples of actual query letters, guidelines for hiring a freelance publicist, strategies for getting the best agent and more. Special "Insider Reports" provide you with access to the advice and opinions of the people who know how the industry works. You'll also learn more about fees, market research and electronic rights. With more agent listings than any other reference, 2003 Guide to Literary Agents is the right choice that can change your life right now.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Aspiring writers who aren't lucky enough to have a relative in the business should find this book enormously beneficial. There's no lack of writing how-tos out there, but this one, in its 12th edition, delivers the practical goods: in addition to detailed listings of reputable literary agents, there are guides to script agents, independent production companies and independent publicists. An agent specialties index ensures that aspiring John Grishams don't waste their time sending manuscripts to an agent who focuses on historical nonfiction. In addition to the listings, there are informative articles and interviews that offer, for instance, advice from real, live agents (e.g., don't sell yourself too hard, because it's the manuscript that counts). Other tips include how to know when you're being scammed, how to find the right agent and how to assess what fees you should be charged. Perhaps most helpful are the examples of actual query letters-for fiction and nonfiction-that either work (the ones that "tell it like it is") or don't (the ones that read like ad copy, e.g. "Corporate espionage. Now. A field alive with ex-agents, remnants of the Cold War...A race against the clock"). This volume won't teach aspiring scribes diligence or craft, but if they've got that part down, they might want to reach for this next. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582971469
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Series: 2003
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 393
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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