Guide to Literary Agents 2017: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Guide to Literary Agents 2017: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

by Chuck Sambuchino (Editor)

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Guide to Literary Agents 2017: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published by Chuck Sambuchino

The best resource available for finding a literary agent!

No matter what you're writing—fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children—you 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
  • The secrets of query-writing success: Learn 5 common mistakes that make an agent stop reading—and 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.
Includes exclusive access to the webinar "10 Steps to Landing a Literary Agent" by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440347764
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 09/14/2016
Series: Market Series
Edition description: Twenty-sixth Edition
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 793,646
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

From the Editor 01

How to Use Guide to Literary Agents 02

Getting Started

What an Agent Does 05

Assessing Credibility 10

Contracting Agents

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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Guide to Literary Agents 2017: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for any aspiring author looking for an agent! Organized, detailed, and logical with some interesting articles added in.
dshowe0754 More than 1 year ago
Excellent encouraging resource for those trying to get their work accepted by an agent. Full of “do’s” & “don’ts” and possibilities. Worth the effort to get and use.