New client signed from second #DVPit

I was honored to participate in the second ever #DVPit, a Twitter-based pitch event celebrating diverse and marginalized voices organized by agent Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency. Beth has done a masterful job of organizing this event and publicizing it, attracting...

Summer is almost over, let the querying begin!

So you’ve slaved away over your novel, and gotten beta reads, and revised and rewritten, and it’s now ready to go out in the world? Great! And you’ve done your research on agents, whether in Jeff Herman’s Guide or...

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...