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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

by
Staff
6.17.15

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.

 

The Perfect Pitch Panel: San Francisco 2015

Three writers from the Poets & Writers Live audience read their query letters and receive feedback from editors Jordan Bass of McSweeney's Publishing and Ethan Nosowsky of Graywolf Press, literary agent Danielle Svetcov, and publicist Megan...

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Keith Devlin's Leonardo and Steve

by
Debra W. Englander
12.16.14

When science author and NPR Math Guy Keith Devlin decided to cut a section from his soon-to-be published book on Fibonacci, he realized he had a unique opportunity—to self-publish the deleted content as an e-book alongside the hardcover book. We hear from Devlin, his agent Ted Weinstein, and publicist Amy Ferro on this uniquely challenging and exciting endeavor.

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