Items Tagged With literary agents

Agent Advice: Betsy Amster of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

by Staff

The Practical Writer

Posted 10.14.15

Staff

The agent of authors such as María Amparo Escandón and Joy Nicholson offers advice on query letters, editing, and what not to do when submitting a manuscript. 

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The Perfect Pitch Panel: Chicago 2015

Posted 7.10.15

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 chief Kevin Larimer, featured agents Jeff Kleinman and Renée Zuckerbrot and publist Michael Taeckens.

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How to Impress a Literary Agent

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 6.17.15

Staff

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.

 

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The Aha! Moment: Renée Zuckerbrot of the Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 6.17.15

Michael Bourne

Agent Renée Zuckerbrot recounts her initial reactions to the opening story of Andrew Malan Milward’s I Was a Revolutionary, a collection she recently sold to Harper that will be published in August.

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