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The Practical Writer

January/February 2017

Literary agent Anna Gosh offers practical advice and answers readers’ questions—from why poetry agents are seemingly nonexistent to whether or not it is possible to be “too young to write.”

Agent Experience

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

July/August 2016

<p>A look at the how young literary agents grow in their careers, and what they can offer authors compared to more well-known agents.</p>

The Aha! Moment: Nicole Aragi of Aragi, Inc.

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

July/August 2016

<p>As part of a continuing series, the founder of her own New York–based literary agency discusses “the mixture of deft prose and narrative suspense” that drew her to the work of fiction writer Naomi J. Williams, who she eventually took on as a client.</p>

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Special Section

July/August 2016

A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.

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Special Section

July/August 2016

Four veteran agents talk about the business of books, the secret to a good pitch, and what authors should do in the lead-up to publication.

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>

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The Practical Writer

November/December 2015

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.

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>

The Aha! Moment: Renée Zuckerbrot of the Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

July/August 2015

<p>Agent Renée Zuckerbrot recounts her initial reactions to the opening story of Andrew Malan Milward’s <i>I Was a Revolutionary</i>, a collection she recently sold to Harper that will be published in August.</p>
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