Query Do, Query Don’t No need to ask. Here are ten tips literary agent Kate Johnson wants you to remember.

I’ve recently worked through a post-holiday backlog of submissions, and stumbled on some recurring themes and – naturally – some recurring pet peeves. Agents are as diverse in their taste for query letters as they are in their tastes for reading material, so please know my advice comes from personal preference. But I hope these rules will […]

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A View From The Trenches Literary Agent Lucas Hunt reflects on what authors need to know to be successful

If you want to publish today, your work must be impeccable. Whether you have a novel manuscript that has been slaved over for years, or are an expert in your field with a non-fiction book proposal, the case is the same. Your writing must be in the best shape possible to win the attention of an agent. […]

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Hook, Line, and Sinkers: Writing the Great Pitch Tips from our staff on the all-important art of pitch-writing

Querying literary agents…looking for beta readers…entering writing contests…wooing potential book reviewers…

These are just a few of the reasons you might need an effective pitch to entice someone to take an interest in your book and say “now that sounds interesting!”

What makes a good pitch? According to one respected online source: “More than a summary, your pitch should […]

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