Literary Agents

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  1. dragonlady1967 profile image80
    dragonlady1967posted 9 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 image60
      megs78posted 9 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 image80
        dragonlady1967posted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. tmbridgeland profile image83
      tmbridgelandposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Go to 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 to see examples of good and bad queries.

      1. dragonlady1967 profile image80
        dragonlady1967posted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

  2. ChristinaScibona profile image72
    ChristinaScibonaposted 9 years ago

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

    1. dragonlady1967 profile image80
      dragonlady1967posted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. Flightkeeper profile image65
    Flightkeeperposted 9 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 image80
      dragonlady1967posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Cool!  thanks.  I will check into this.  thanks

  4. LindaJM profile image76
    LindaJMposted 9 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 image94
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 9 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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