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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2019]

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2019]
This is a comprehensive guide to finding and signing a deal with a literary agent for your novel or non-fiction book, so you can launch your writi...

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 2]

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 2]
A literary agent is a critical ally in your mission to write a great book and get it published.  To find a literary agent, you'll need to send hi...

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 1]

How to Write an Effective Query Letter [Part 1]
A literary agent is a critical ally in your mission to write a great book and get it published.  To find a literary agent, you'll need to send him...

Find Your Literary Agent

Find Your Literary Agent
By Emily Potter When querying time arrives at last, the thought of plunking “agent” into a search engine and firing off a letter to anyone with a...

An Interview with Literary Agent & YA/Kidlit Expert Ali McDonald

An Interview with Literary Agent & YA/Kidlit Expert Ali McDonald
For this post we interviewed literary agent Ali McDonald. She’s the lead agent specializing in YA (Young Adult) and children’s literature at lite...