You need an agent? Poets & Writers can help. From free online resources to our next live event, we offer a range of ways to find out what you need to know about this important aspect of the business.
Start with Top Topics for Writers: Literary Agents, our online introduction to writers' most frequently asked questions.
Browse our Literary Agents database, a select list of agents and agencies that represent poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, with details about the kind of books they're interested in representing and the best way to contact them.
Purchase the Poets & Writers Guide to Literary Agents, a collection of articles edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine. The guide includes straightforward advice from professionals in the literary field and additional resources with insider tips for $4.99.
Visit Agent Advice, where some of the best literary agents in the country answer writers' questions about how to get published. You can also submit questions.
Read extended interviews from our Agents & Editors series online. Some of the most recent subjects include Susan Golomb, David Gernert, and Eric Simonoff.
Discuss this topic in the Speakeasy Message Forum, our online community where writers have been exchanging information and advice since 1995. (Note that you will need to log in to join the conversation.)
Join us on June 21 in New York City for Poets & Writers Live: Literary Agents, the next installment of our new live programming series. Participants will include agents Amy Berkower of Writers House, Molly Friedrich of the Friedrich Literary Agency, Meredith Kaffel of DeFiore and Company, Jim Rutman of Sterling Lord Literistic, Eric Simonoff of William Morris Endeavor, and Michelle Tessler of Tessler Literary Agency. Registration is $150; enter the promo code "ENEWS" for a 10 percent discount. Learn more.