Items Tagged With literary agents

How to Impress a Literary Agent

by Staff

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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

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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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Agents & Editors: A Conversation With Four Literary Agents

by Michael Szczerban

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Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

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.

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The Perfect Pitch Panel: San Francisco 2015

Posted 3.7.15

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 Fishmann of Counterpoint Press.

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