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A Few Questions with Sheree Bykofsky

In the last of our series to introduce presenters and agents, GLVWG’s Dawn Sooy took a few moments to ask Sheree Bykofsky a few questions. Sheree will be taking pitches at the upcoming… 625 more words


A Few Questions for Amara Hoshijo

We introduced Amara Hoshijo, an agent of  Soho Press, with “Meet Amara” on January 31st. Amara will make a return visit to the… 539 more words


Transformation Tuesday: A Less Than Subtle Art of Accepting Rejection

So I think it’s fait to say that I’ve already gotten bored with the format I was using for my Transformation Tuesday posts. That’s not to say I won’t be doing them anymore, of course I will, but the whole listing things format was getting boring really quick. 1,873 more words

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"First-Pages" Problems

If you’re consistently receiving feed back from literary agents saying something along the lines of, “Well, I really like the hook/idea but I’m not connecting to the writing, so I’m sorry but this is a pass,” then you have a “first-pages” problem. 1,402 more words

An Interview with Noah Ballard

Noah Ballard is an agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. He received his BA in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency where he sold foreign rights for the agency in addition to building his own client list. 965 more words


How to (Mostly) Avoid Auto Rejection from a Literary Agent

I’ve been doing some digging on twitter, and found two amusing hashtags – #tenqueries and #querytip. From these hashtags, it took me about ten minutes to realize that most agents have the same pet peeves and issues with queries from their slush piles. 1,073 more words

And it’s a “No”

How fortuitous to be watching the Ladies Short Program figure skating last night before and after I opened a polite rejection email from a literary agent! 282 more words