The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writingfiction or nonfiction, books for adults or childrenyou need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2017 is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting a contract with one of the country's top publishers. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, this updated edition of GLA includes:
- A one-year subscription to the literary agent content on WritersMarket.com.
- The secrets of query-writing success: Learn 5 common mistakes that make an agent stop readingand how to avoid them.
- "New Agent Spotlights": Get targeted profiles of literary reps who are actively building their client lists right now.
- Informative articles on writing a synopsis, pitching your work online, defining your genre, utilizing writing peers to better your craft, and much more.
Table of Contents
From the Editor 01
How to Use Guide to Literary Agents 02
What an Agent Does 05
Assessing Credibility 10
How to Write a Synopsis Chuck Sambuchino 15
Non Fiction Book Proposals Chuck Sambuchino 18
Crafting a Query Kara Gebhart Uhl 23
Query Letter FAQS Chuck Sambuchino 34
Pitch Agents Through Twitter Lisa Katzenberger 40
Agents Evaluate First Pages Carly Watters Kirsten Carleton MacKenzie Fraser-Bub Kate McKean 45
5 Reasons Queries Get Rejected Holly Jennings 56
Beta test Your Book Amy Sue Nathan 62
How Not to Start Your Novel Chuck Sambuchino 67
What to Expect After You Get an Agent Marie Lamba 72
Mystery vs. Crime vs. Thriller David Corbett 77
Create Great Characters Elizabeth Sims 83
4 Questions for 4 Kidlit Agents Jessica Strawser 89
Create Your Writer Platform Chuck Sambuchino 92
Debut Authors tell All Chuck Sambuchino 96
New Agent Spotlights Chuck Sambuchino Hannah Haney 110
Glossary of Industry Terms 113
Literary Agents 123
Writers Conferences 262
Literary Agent Specialties Index 287
Agent Name Index 321
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