A look at two real-life query letters from a published and soon-to-be published author, Gina Frangello and Beth Morgan, with commentary from their respective agents on what caught their attention.
The first call between an agent and a writer to discuss representation is considered a milestone for an aspiring writer. The author talks to agents and published writers about what to expect during “the call.”
The literary agent answers questions about submitting story collections, getting an agent’s attention, and querying two agents at the same agency.
A literary agent answers readers’ questions—from how seriously agents consider a writer’s previous sales to how to responsibly seek new representation.
A practical guide to magazine submissions.
David Gaughran reports the Bookseller will no longer do business with Author Solutions; author Chuck Wendig takes a close look at self-publishing; Juliet Mushens shines a light on the typical day of an agent; and other news.
An application juror takes a close look at a successful artist’s statement.
Publishing-related Kickstarter projects raised over fifteen million dollars in 2012; Laura Miller reveals the worst publisher in history; advice on composing a succinct agent query letter; and other news.