Literary Agents

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  1. dragonlady1967 profile image83
    dragonlady1967posted 7 years ago

    Just finished my book and want to find a reputable publisher.  I keep being told I have to find a literary Agent to intervene for me with the good publishing houses.  How do you find one, and/or any suggestions are much appreciated.

    1. megs78 profile image61
      megs78posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Buy Writers Market (newest version).  They have lists of agents, publishing houses, addresses, tips on how to get noticed, etc.  Its a lot of work though, so don't get discouraged right off the bat.  Keep plugging away at it.

      1. dragonlady1967 profile image83
        dragonlady1967posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        thank you so much megs78.  I appreciate any ideas and help.  :-)

    2. tmbridgeland profile image83
      tmbridgelandposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Go to agentquery.com to find a very long list of reputable agents. You can search for an appropriate agent by genre of your book.

      Querying takes a long time and lots of work. Keep at it, you may have to send out a hundred queries to get noticed.

      There are lots of sites online to teach you to query. Try queryshark.com to see examples of good and bad queries.

      1. dragonlady1967 profile image83
        dragonlady1967posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks....I will try this :-)

  2. ChristinaScibona profile image75
    ChristinaScibonaposted 7 years ago

    self-publishing is also an option if you do not want to find an agent...amazon self-publishes along with tons of other places.  Good luck!

    1. dragonlady1967 profile image83
      dragonlady1967posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Self publishing I can make as many books as I want at a time right?

  3. Flightkeeper profile image68
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    If there's a writer's group in your town you might want to ask them for any tips about finding a reputable literary agent.

    1. dragonlady1967 profile image83
      dragonlady1967posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cool!  thanks.  I will check into this.  thanks

  4. LindaJM profile image71
    LindaJMposted 7 years ago

    Just curious! When you say you "just finished" your book, do you mean you finished the first draft, or, have you already revised it a few times?

  5. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image97
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 7 years ago

    It's also well worth taking a look at the Writers Beware site, which lists disreputable agencies and publishers.

    Other sources of useful information are current writers magazines and The Artists' & Writers' Yearbook.

    Self-publishing is very rarely taken seriously by the professional industry.

 
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