How to Get a Literary Agent by Michael Larsen

By Michael Larsen

Written via a best literary agent who provides writers an insider's view of the way to discover and paintings with an agent during the technique of getting released. comprises: -- how you can comprehend that you are prepared for an agent -- 7 how you can locate an agent -- Writing a canopy letter that grabs realization -- What to do with an agent as soon as you have one -- What you could count on and what you'll higher no longer desire for -- ensuring this can be the correct agent for you -- Congratulations, now you will have an agent AND an editor -- tips on how to steer clear of the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- and masses, even more. In state-of-the-art hugely aggressive publishing undefined, literary brokers are extra vital than ever. no matter if you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or kid's books, this is every little thing you want to find out about utilizing an agent to release and maintain your literary career.a

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Writers whose work everyone in the agency falls in love with because it’s irresistibly beautiful, moving, funny, universal, timeless, and inspirational; has social value; and is commercial. • Writers whose letters or proposals make it clear that nothing is more important than becoming successful authors. • Writers who understand what’s expected of them and what they can expect from an agent and publisher. • Writers whose platform, media experience, and promotion plan guarantee that their books will be as successful as they want them to be.

At the time of publication of this book, AAR has more than three hundred fifty literary and dramatic agents, and it continues to grow. org, lists members and how to reach them. com. A Brief History of AAR The Society of Authors’ Representatives (SAR) was founded in 1928 and was made up of larger, older New York-based agencies. Founded in 1977, the Independent Literary Agents Association (ILAA) included agents in and out of New York. In 1992, SAR and ILAA merged to form the Association of Authors’ Representatives.

Don’t send manuscripts or illustrations on odd-sized or colored paper. • Don’t submit a whole manuscript without permission. • Don’t turn a page upside down in the middle of a manuscript to make sure that the agent reads it. • Don’t neglect to include your address, phone number(s), or email address on the cover letter and title page. • Don’t call or write before you have a proposal or manuscript ready to sell. • Don’t call to see if a manuscript arrived, instead of enclosing a postcard or arranging for a return receipt.

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