2003 Guide to Literary Agents helps you find an agent to sell what you've written with listings for more than 600 agents. Using easy, quick-reference symbols and indexes, readers will find agents who specialize in handling their type of work who are open to taking on new clients. 2003 Guide to Literary Agents also includes articles and tips from ...
2003 Guide to Literary Agents helps you find an agent to sell what you've written with listings for more than 600 agents. Using easy, quick-reference symbols and indexes, readers will find agents who specialize in handling their type of work who are open to taking on new clients. 2003 Guide to Literary Agents also includes articles and tips from successful agents, editors, and writers on how to find and work with an agent. Don't miss the listings of conferences throughout the United States where you can meet agents face-to-face and a special section of publicists who can help you promote your book. For screenwriters, this year we've also added a section of producers open to accepting work from newer writers, advice on how to find and work with entertainment attorneys, and a section of screenplay contests to help you gain the recognition and credentials to impress an agent. Most of the larger publishing houses and production companies are closed to unagented submissions. An agent can instantly get your book or script through the doors, help you plan your writing career, and negotiate your contracts. So if you've been wishing for a top-notch agent who can sell your writing to the bes
Publishers Weekly, 2002-11-15 Aspiring writers who aren't lucky enough to have a relative in the business should find this book enormously beneficial. There's no lack of writing how-tos out there, but this one, in its 12th edition, delivers the practical goods: in addition to detailed listings of reputable literary agents, there are guides to script agents, independent production companies and independent publicists. An agent specialties index ensures that aspiring John Grishams don't waste their time sending manuscripts to an agent who focuses on historical nonfiction. In addition to the listings, there are informative articles and interviews that offer, for instance, advice from real, live agents (e.g., don't sell yourself too hard, because it's the manuscript that counts). Other tips include how to know when you're being scammed, how to find the right agent and how to assess what fees you should be charged. Perhaps most helpful are the examples of actual query letters-for fiction and nonfiction-that either work (the ones that "tell it like it is") or don't (the ones that read like ad copy, e.g. "Corporate espionage. Now. A field alive with ex-agents, remnants of the Cold War...A race against the clock"). This volume won't teach aspiring scribes diligence or craft, but if they've got that part down, they might want to reach for this next. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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