Literary Agents – How Do They Work?

If you’ve written your first manuscript, sent it out to beta readers, edited ad nauseum, and finally polished it, the next step will be finding a literary agent to get your work out there.

But what exactly does a literary agent do? How do you find them?

First of all, here’s a quick and informative clip to give you an idea of the process:

Now that you have some idea, here’s a few great websites that will provide all the info you might need on how to hunt down an agent, craft the perfect query letter, avoid scams, etc. These sites are incredible resources, so take advantage of them!

http://writersrelief.com/

http://www.pw.org/content/literary_agents?cmnt_all=1

http://www.agentquery.com/

Remember that even the best writers were rejected, so keep sending those query letters. Finding an agent takes tenacity and a thick skin, but your hard work and patience will eventually pay off.

Good luck, aspiring writers!

 

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