Anna Gosh answers readers’ questions—from why poetry agents are seemingly nonexistent to whether or not it is possible to be “too young to write.”
A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.
Four young literary agents meet for an evening of food, drink, and conversation about how they find new authors, what they need to see in a query letter, and the common mistakes writers should avoid.
Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.
Self-published author Jennifer Ciotta, literary agent Kristin Nelson, and independent publishing entrepreneur Richard Nash discuss the creative opportunities, challenges, and rewards of self-publishing.
A heavy-hitting agent who for twenty-two years has represented some of the biggest literary writers in the country, Eric Simonoff discusses recent changes in the publishing industry, the pitfalls of self-publishing, and what he's learned about staying creative.
Kirby Kim offers valuable counsel on when to query, how to keep revising, and the market value of horror fiction.
Four veteran agents talk about the business of books, the secret to a good pitch, and what authors should do in the lead-up to publication.
As part of a continuing series, the founder of her own New York–based literary agency discusses “the mixture of deft prose and narrative suspense” that drew her to the work of fiction writer Naomi J. Williams, who she eventually took on as a client.
A look at the how young literary agents grow in their careers, and what they can offer authors compared to more well-known agents.