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QUITE THE QUERY - Julie Artz and THE ELEPHANT TREE

If you ask any writer about the process of connecting with their agent (or publisher), the majority will say the most difficult part was querying. Not only the actual process of sending out the letters/emails, but formulating the query itself. 509 more words

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A Prayer for the Querying Novelist

“My life is a reading list.” ~ John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meaning

“JUST READ IT, OKAY?”

That was the one and only sentence in a recent manuscript for a nonfiction book proposal Bradford Lit received.   727 more words

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Getting an Agent - Part 2

In Getting an Agent – Part 1, we discussed how to find a literary agent. Let’s say you’ve made the connection. Here’s what to do next. 847 more words

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Will You Go Out With Me? Circle Yes or No

Remember middle school? If you’re like me, you’ve done just about everything in your power to forget as much as humanly possible about those awkward middle school years, but no matter how hard you try, there are still these lingering memories in the foggy corners of your brain of every horrific social interaction you’ve ever had between the ages of 11 and 13. 335 more words

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#AmQuerying: With Kosoko Jackson

Heyo! It’s been a while but I am back with another post for the #Amquerying series, with the always sassy and super-amazing, Kosoko Jackson! For those of you who don’t know, querying is the process of procuring a literary agent and it can be equal parts soul crushing and fantastic. 1,589 more words

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An Interview with ... Michael Caligaris

This week we’re chatting with agent Michael Caligaris of Holloway Literary. And we’re talking music, conferences and California.

What drew you to agenting?

Great question! When I lived in the Bay Area, I was a writer who cofounded a literary magazine. 1,189 more words

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FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Amy Elizabeth Bishop of Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret

If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling and tight. 719 more words

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