An Agent’s View of the Submission Process

My brain has been sucked into submission mode today. This is the time that my client has to cede some control and let me take the driver’s seat. It’s an exciting time, where every “yes, I’ll read” is imbued with hope. Before we even get...

What Makes Me Say No

Literary agents are constantly reading. Reading our clients’ manuscripts, reading Publishers Weekly, reading reviews, reading Twitter, reading other books, and what you care about most, reading queries. I’m always hoping to find something that makes me so...

Achieving the ultimate conference experience

I recently stumbled upon a blog post about a writer’s experience at a particular conference, one I’ve attended, and it made me think about how the same conference can feel very different to two writers. There are so many different conferences, and your personality and...