How To Write A First Chapter A Literary Agent Wants To Read

Naturally, agents have their own subjective preferences when it comes to making a decision on a manuscript query. A broad sense of these preferences can certainly be found on an agent’s submissions interests page. However, there are other preferences that sit outside the realm of genres, tropes, and audiences. For me, when I conduct a review of a manuscript, there are a few technical aspects that I prefer to see. Sometimes these can be a deciding factor in my decision to continue past the first 15 pages. Continue reading