Items Tagged With literary agents

Selling Your Story Collection: When They Really Want Your Novel

by Michael Bourne

The Practical Writer

Posted 4.13.16

Michael Bourne

An author, an agent, a publisher, and an editor explore the often difficult path to selling a story collection—when what most publishers want is a novel.

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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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