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Agents & Editors: New York City 2014

Michael Szczerban, senior editor at Regan Arts, leads a discussion about how editors and agents work together on behalf of authors at the second Poets & Writers Live event this past June in New York City. Panelists include agents Amy Berkower of Writers House, Eric Simonoff of the WME Book Department, Molly Friedrich of the Friedrich Literary Agency, and Meredith Kaffel of DeFiore & Company.

New York City: Literary Agents

The Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014, featured agents Amy Berkower, Eric Simonoff, Molly Friedrich, Meredith Kaffel, Jim Rutman, and Michelle Tessler; editors Michael Szczerban and Jofie Ferrari-Adler; and authors Frank Bidart, Edward Hirsch, Roxana Robinson, Tayari Jones, Victor LaValle, Mira Jacob, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Tiphanie Yanique, William Giraldi, Tina Chang, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Karma Mayet Johnson, and Rich Vallar.

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Special Section

July/August 2014

PJ Mark, whose clients include Samantha Hunt, Wayne Koestenbaum, Dinaw Mengestu, Maggie Nelson, Ed Park, and Josh Weil, talks about what writers can do to improve their chances of success, why fiction is harder to sell than nonfiction, and the importance of trusting your heart.

How I Found My Agent: Ten Authors on Meeting the One

by Kevin Nance

Special Section

July/August 2014

<p>Karen Russell, Darin Strauss, and Colson Whitehead are among the ten writers who share their experiences of finding an agent.</p>

How I Found My Writer: Five Agents on the Search

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

July/August 2014

<p>Agents Molly Friedrich, Jeff Kleinman, and Emma Sweeney, among others, share their stories of finding new talent—often through unexpected circumstances.</p>

The Aha! Moment: Ethan Bassoff of Lippincott Massie McQuilkin

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

July/August 2014

<p>An agent examines the query letter that piqued his interest and introduced him to <i>The Wild Oats Project</i>, a memoir by Robin Rinaldi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Daily News

AAR decries Amazon’s treatment of authors; the British Library unveils a new online collection; Ian McEwan’s archive heads to Austin; and other news.

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Feature

May/June 2014

Susan Golomb, whose clients include Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, and William T. Vollmann, talks about the ebb and flow of submission season, the art of the preemptive offer, and the gems she finds in her slush pile.

The People You Meet: Pitching Agents and Editors at Writers Conferences

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

March/April 2014

<p>Writers, agents, and editors discuss the delicate art of pitching projects at writing conferences.</p>

Agent Advice: Amy Rennert of the Amy Rennert Agency

by Staff

The Practical Writer

March/April 2014

<p>The agent of authors such as Diana Nyad and Herman Wouk answers questions about self-publishing, age restrictions, and working with an agent remotely.</p>
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