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Agent Experience

Michael Bourne

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

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...

How to Impress a Literary Agent


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.