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Connecting with editors / David Farland

Connecting with editors / David Farland

“Most new writers dream of getting a high-powered agent and editor, and as a new author I was no different.  As an older writer, I’m a bit more skeptical.

I got my first agent fairly easily.  After winning the Writers of the Future Contest and having the award ceremony atop the World Trade Center in 1986, I was approached by eight different publishers who asked to see my first novel proposal.  I really didn’t know who to go with, so I did some research on agents and found one who had several big-name clients that I admired.  I called her on the phone and introduced myself, but it turned out that she had heard about me from another writer and agreed to represent me on the spot.  I faxed her my proposal for my first novel, and she sent it to several editors and within a two days we looked at offers from three publishers and had a deal….”

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Going to a writers conference? Click here to learn 5 easy tips that’ll help you pitch your story today! (also get a free worksheet to help you craft your pitch!)

Going to a writers conference? Click here to learn 5 easy tips that’ll help you pitch your story today! (also get a free worksheet to help you craft your pitch!)
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When do you begin approaching agents? / David Farland

When do you begin approaching agents? by David Farland

“Last night, a new writer who is preparing his first novel asked, “When do I begin approaching agents?” I get that question at least once a week, and my answer is always the same: “When your novel is done. And by that I mean, well done!”

I think that it is human nature to be eager. When we are working on a novel, and we’re excited about it, and the end is in sight, it’s very common for the writer to look ahead and try to figure out how to beat down the doors of New York Publishing, or Hollywood…”


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A comprehensive and accurate guide to finding a Literary Agent–and it’s Literary Agent approved! Perfect for writers, bloggers, and anyone who wants to publish a book!

A comprehensive and accurate guide to finding a Literary Agent–and it’s Literary Agent approved! Perfect for writers, bloggers, and anyone who wants to publish a book!

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7 Established Agents Looking for Writers — Erica Verrillo

“Here are seven agents seeking clients. Most of these are established agents who have recently changed agencies. All have experience in the publishing industry. They are seeking an eclectic mix, from upmarket literary to children’s books, memoir to fantasy, and from thrillers to health and wellness. “Be sure to read the agency’s full guidelines before submitting.”
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