Looking for a literary agent?

literary-agents-public-domainI’m not currently looking for an agent, but merely thinking about the process makes me break out in a cold sweat. Finding a good match, writing a stellar query, knowing how to spot a fake… Never mind actually having a polished manuscript to submit!

Fortunately, there are many great resources to help writers along. Websites galore, how-to articles, Facebook groups, manuals, agencies … And every year, Writer’s Digest puts out a new guidebook to help connect writers and agents.wd-guide-to-literary-agents-2017

So if you’re in the market for an agent, check out Chuck Sambuchino‘s blog post, which includes a giveaway for the new 2017 Guide to Literary Agents! Entering is easy – simply comment on his blog. And if you are on Twitter, you can tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry.

Good luck!

Are you looking for an agent? If you’d care to share about the process, let us know in the comment section below!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. rmlenzi says:

    This reminds me that I need to order this soon … it’s a long process, and I’ve crossed the 1-year threshold of querying (minus a month that involved making a job change and relocation). Advice to writers: don’t give up!

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    1. Kat says:

      Not giving up seems to be a theme for writers… =O
      It sounds like you’re on the right path – I hope you find a good fit soon! 🙂


  2. Bonsai says:

    I gave the query process 6 months. I know that was way too early to throw in the towel, but this particular work is my life quite literally and being a famous author or even slightly known is not my goal. I’ve decided to retain all control and move forward.


    1. Kat says:

      That’s a really good point – we should consider our goals. What are we looking for? What are we hoping to accomplish? The answers to these questions can provide direction and a timeline or even a time limit.
      Great point! Thanks for responding!!

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      1. Bonsai says:

        Yes I had to take a step back and ask myself a few questions. I said out loud that I’d never self pub, but then I met someone who said she never considered traditional publishing and her reasons spoke to me. I wanted control of my content given the sensitive nature and I personally enjoy the challenge of marketing and relish doing it my way. Sucking up to a big wig with control is not my thing.

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