Literary Agents

How to Get Your Book Published – Advice From Publishing Pros

How to Get Your Book Published – Advice From Publishing Pros

Written by on April 11, 2013 in Literary Agents, Publishing Tips, Writing Tips with 5 Comments

These tips for getting published are from a panel of writers, literary agents, and editors who answered questions from a roomful of eager writers at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (phew – how’s that for a run-on sentence!). Before the tips, a quip: “If the doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I […]

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Waiting for Publishers and Editors to Decide Your Writing Fate?

Waiting for Publishers and Editors to Decide Your Writing Fate?

What do you do while waiting for editors and publishers to decide on your writing fate? Don’t just sit there! Check out these five ways to keep your motivation and hopes high, because it can take forever to see things happen… “It took a year for my agent, Christopher, to find a publisher,” said J.K. […]

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How to Write a Query Letter to Publishers – Fiction Manuscript

How to Write a Query Letter to Publishers – Fiction Manuscript

Written by on May 16, 2011 in Fiction Writers, Literary Agents, Publishing Tips with 5 Comments

My writer friend sent this query letter to ten publishers, and all ten asked to see his fiction manuscript. You can’t beat a 100% return rate! Why did every publisher ask to see his book? Because the author told an interesting story in an entertaining way. Here’s how one famous writer describes it: “I have been […]

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Example of a Query Letter to Literary Agents for a Nonfiction Book

Example of a Query Letter to Literary Agents for a Nonfiction Book

Written by on May 6, 2011 in Literary Agents, Marketing & Selling Books with 2 Comments

Here’s the query letter for my “Quips and Tips” nonfiction book series, which I sent to a couple dozen literary agents five days ago. So far, I’ve received six positive responses and many rejections. I’ll post some of the agents’ responses soon — some of them are really interesting! Fellow scribes, how’s your writing coming […]

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How to Write a Query Letter to a Literary Agent

How to Write a Query Letter to a Literary Agent

Written by on December 14, 2010 in Literary Agents, Non-Fiction Writing, Publishing Tips with 8 Comments

These query letter tips are from a must-have book on how to find a literary agent – which I contributed to! The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent was written by Laura Cross, and it’s packed full of tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts, trials and tribulations. “Well-known writers such as Stephen King, J.K. […]

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Getting Your Children’s Book Published – 4 Ways to Increase Creativity and Motivation

Getting Your Children’s Book Published – 4 Ways to Increase Creativity and Motivation

As a children’s book writer, you can and will get published – but you must stay the course! These ways to increase your creativity and motivation will give you the edge over thousands of writers also trying to get published…they’re from Sue Douglass Fliess, who refused to give up until she found a publisher for her children’s picture books. “If you are at […]

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How I Found a Literary Agent – the Irene Goodman Agency

How I Found a Literary Agent – the Irene Goodman Agency

Written by on November 16, 2008 in Literary Agents, Non-Fiction Writing, Publishing Tips with 8 Comments

Here’s how I found and signed with a literary agent at the Irene Goodman Agency in NYC. I divided my experience into 12 steps that can help all writers find their own agents… First, I gotta share a quip I found from Irene Goodman herself: “Writing is your job, just like your postman has a job,” says […]

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6 Drawbacks of a Freelance Writing Career

6 Drawbacks of a Freelance Writing Career

If you’re wondering about writing full-time, here are six drawbacks of a freelance writing career. These tips aren’t meant to scare you away from writing — they should prepare you to be a successful writer! Before the tips, check out this poem from Ray White, co-editor of How I Got Published: The Publication Blues I’ve […]

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Get Your Book Published – Tips From Editors, Publishers, and Agents

Get Your Book Published – Tips From Editors, Publishers, and Agents

These tips for getting your book published are from a panel of writers, agents, and editors at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. If you dream of being a successful writer, these answers to oft-asked questions about getting published are a must-read! First, a quip from a famous writer: “If the doctor told me I had only six minutes […]

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7 Tips for a Successful Writers Conference

7 Tips for a Successful Writers Conference

These tips for a successful writers conferences will prepare you to get the most out of your publishing, editing, and writing workshops and seminars! Here’s a round up of things I learned in my three days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia, Canada. Before the tips, a quip: “Writers are introverted and insecure.” – best-selling author Mary […]

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