Betsy Lerner on How to Get an Agent

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"The best way to find an agent is a referral." For an event at Harvard University, Betsy Lerner, a partner with the literary agency Dunow, Carlson & Lerner, offers essential advice to writers on how to find an agent and get published. "Rock, Paper, Scissors" by Lerner, an essay on being an agent, writer, and editor, is in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Betsy Lerner

Betsy Lerner is the author of The Bridge Ladies (Harper Wave, 2016), Food and Loathing: A Life Measured Out in Calories (Simon & Schuster, 2003), and The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers (Riverhead, 2000). She received an MFA from Columbia University in poetry and was the recipient of a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and was one of PEN’s Emerging Writers. She also received the Tony Godwin Publishing Prize for Editors Under 35.

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