Posts Tagged ‘literary agents’

Getting to Know Agents, #2

Using the internet to gain insights about literary agents can help aspiring writers get a sense of agents’ styles, philosophies, and personalities.

Here is a cool interview with Vancouver B.C. agent Sally Harding, with the Cooke Agency. I’ve met Sally and was super impressed. Those of you who are currently looking for an agent should take note that Sally is relatively new and is therefore building her list. And by the way, she’s looking for science fiction and fantasy among other genres.

Meet An Agent at Write on the River

Sally will be hearing pitches at the Write on the River Conference on May 15-16 in Wenatchee, WA. There are still a few appointments open. Conferences offer your best opportunity to meet an agent in person. You’ll be assessing them as they assess you. Check out your local conferences.

A Primer on Bad Literary Agencies

This is a fun warning from Steven York if you are in market for an agent. His blog here.

And BTW, I don’t mind if an agent writes a book about writing . . . the important point here is not to be desperate for an agent, and even if you are, don’t let this blind you to the fact that some agents are just really bad, not to mention useless!

Don Maass comes to WA

Donald Maass, of Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York is coming to a conference in Wenatchee, WA on Saturday May 16, 2009. This is a great opportunity to pitch your novel-length project to a top agent. Besides individual pitching sessions, he will also be giving two workshops: Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction. Read More…