Here’s some great advice from a top agent.
From Stacey Donaghy who says about herself “Literary Agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency NY. Reader of Manuscripts & Queries, Addicted to Coffee,Representing Awesome Writers.”
Click on the link below to read some great advice about pitching and querying.
As you know, one of my most important goals this year is to secure representation for my fiction. I am working on an assignment now, but I have been collecting and sharing information about finding agents. B.j. Lee, a writer I met in an online group suggested this article, and it’s a winner. Click on the link below.
I use Query Tracker. (I have a subscription, but there is a free version.)
I have not heard of Duotrope, but I gather that many writers use it and are happy with it. Starting in January, you will need a subscription. I suspect that many sites that have been free will be adopting this model soon.
The blog post below is the first in a series evaluating whether or not the $50 annual toll will be worth the return. In this first installment, Nathaniel Tower includes a useful Excel template for tracking submissions.
Do you need help with writing a query letter? Here’s a useful post with three great links.
This article offers unique insight into an agent’s selection process. Fascinating reading for those interested in submitting either YA or adult fiction
Great information from Mr. Underdown, a wonderful author, friend to writers, and authority on the market for children’s books.
Check it out before mailing off that query you are stuffing into an envelope right now.
Great updated information about writing queries from the savvy Freelance Writing editor at About.com.