can you be a sucessful Published Author without having a Literary agent?

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  1. mizzjanique29 profile image61
    mizzjanique29posted 8 years ago

    can you be a sucessful Published Author without having a Literary agent?

    In the years I have been writing, I find that many reputable publishing houses will not even talk to you without you having a Literary Agent,. Iwould just like to find out what others feel about this; because for my self it has been a struggle as a new Author who is self published.

  2. LJHunter profile image40
    LJHunterposted 8 years ago

    Yes you can publish a book without an agent. Try some of the writers conference that are thoughout the United States. In fact there is a conference this weekend in Portland, Oregon, being held by the Willamette Writers Assn. Look into some of the writers assocations in your area.

  3. Jarn profile image77
    Jarnposted 8 years ago

    It's possible to get a career going without the aid of a literary agent, but it'll take longer and make a lot of large scale publishing houses non-accessible. Given that most literary agents take email submissions these days, it's not an expensive process, just a time-consuming one. And once you've got yourself a good agent, you sleep well knowing you've already gotten over the toughest part of being an author.

  4. smcopywrite profile image37
    smcopywriteposted 7 years ago

    yes you can. however, there are a lot of bonuses for writers that use a literary agent. there is a cost for using a literary agent and you need to determine if the benefits will outweigh the costs.
    if you are publishing magazine articles or poems, most literary agents will not find the monies they can earn worth the time.
    this is a hub on finding online literary agents and what they provide for an author.

  5. lovebuglena profile image86
    lovebuglenaposted 6 years ago

    It seems these days that unless you have an agent a traditional publisher won't even look at your manuscript, let alone allow you to submit it to them. So it is best to have an agent. You can always 'self-publish' your book and still be successful if you market it the right way.


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