Top Four Misconceptions Writers Have About Landing a Literary Agent- Debunked

By Rachel Beck Publishing a book is an interesting undertaking, in that it feels very isolated, cryptic, almost inaccessible in some ways. From the writing to the research to the querying literary agencies to the landing a deal with a publishing house, it involves many steps that might seem mysterious to an outsider. And as … Continue reading Top Four Misconceptions Writers Have About Landing a Literary Agent- Debunked

Four Mistakes Writers Make When Querying Literary Agents

As the submissions coordinator for a literary agency, I've noticed the majority of authors make at least one mistake in their query letter, most trying to find a clever way to capture the agents' attention. However, standing out from the crowd is not always a good thing, especially when we provide clear guidelines. A clear … Continue reading Four Mistakes Writers Make When Querying Literary Agents

Why You May Not Be Winning With Agents

By Rachel Beck Editors, agents and authors publish a lot of instructional pieces about the craft of writing, and the mechanics of creating a strong novel. These tips tend to focus on plot, character, conflict, story arc, narrative voice, tone, etc. After all, you cannot have a successful book without these pieces in place, and … Continue reading Why You May Not Be Winning With Agents

Writing a Query Letter: Tips from Our Agents

Have you ever wanted to get inside the agent’s head about what’s really important in the query letter? Nikki and Rachel are sharing the best and worst things to see in a query and tips on how to put your best foot forward with your query letter. What makes you want to request more from … Continue reading Writing a Query Letter: Tips from Our Agents