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Selling Your Story Collection: When They Really Want Your Novel

by Michael Bourne

The Practical Writer

May/June 2016

<p>An author, an agent, a publisher, and an editor explore the often difficult path to selling a story collection—when what most publishers want is a novel.</p>

Agent Advice: Betsy Amster of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

by Staff

The Practical Writer

November/December 2015

<p>The agent of authors such as María Amparo Escandón and Joy Nicholson offers advice on query letters, editing, and what not to do when submitting a manuscript.&nbsp;</p>

The Perfect Pitch Panel: Chicago 2015

An audience member, poet Jessica Walsh, gets advice from a surprise guest (Michael Wiegers, executive editor of Copper Canyon Press) during the Perfect Pitch Panel in Chicago on June 20, 2015. The panel, moderated by Poets & Writers editor in chief Kevin Larimer, featured agents Jeff Kleinman and Renée Zuckerbrot and publist Michael Taeckens.

How to Impress a Literary Agent

by Staff

Special Section

July/August 2015

<p>Whether it’s simply spelling a name correctly in a query letter or proposing something new, advice for catching an agent’s eye can range from the obvious to the surprisingly counter-intuitive. Here, six agents speak candidly about what stands out to them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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