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How I Got My Agent Columns

How to find a literary agent — hear stories from published authors as to how they came to sign with their agents.

How I Got My Agent: Rune Michaels

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Rune Michaels is the author of Nobel Genes, (Aug. 2010, Athaneum) as well as The Reminder and Genesis Alpha. She lives in Reykjavik, Iceland with her family. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Nikki Katz

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Nikki Katz is a young adult writer and can be found all over the Internet. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Corinne Bowen

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Corinne Bowen is a writer and the editor-in-chief of Crazysexylife.com, a wellness website and blog. She writes magazine articles and novels. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kirsten Rice

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Kirsten Rice is a college student and aspiring novelist. When not writing, she splits her time between Seattle summers and California school-years, drinking iced tall caramel macchiatos, and “studying” on the beach. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Deborah Blake

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Deborah Blake is the author of Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative: Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft (Llewellyn 2008) as well as Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook (2010) and Witchcraft on a Shoestring (Sept. 2010). She has published numerous articles. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Katie Lee

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Katie Lee is a writer of romance. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Miriam Gershow

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Miriam Gershow is a novelist, short story writer and teacher. Her debut novel, The Local News (Spiegel & Grau), was called “deftly heartbreaking” by The New York Times, and “an accomplished debut” (Publisher’s Weekly). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Cicily Janus

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Cicily Janus is the author of The New Face of Jazz (Random House, July 2010), which Grammy-winner Wynton Marsalis called “probably one of the most important books on jazz to date.” Read more

How I Got My Agent: Teddy Wayne

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Teddy Wayne is the author of the novel Kapitoil (Harper Perennial, 2010). He is a graduate of Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing. The recipient of a 2010 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kevin Sheridan

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Kevin Sheridan is an author of screenplays, short stories, middle grade fiction, picture books and young adult non-fiction. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Sandy James

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Sandy James’ first book, Turning Thirty-Twelve was released in 2009. She has also written four books in her “Damaged Heroes” series for BookStrand. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Boyd Morrison

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Boyd Morrison’s novel The Ark was released in May 2010. The novel was chosen as an Indie Next notable pick by the American Booksellers Association and has sold in 18 foreign markets. Boyd’s next book is Rogue Wave (Dec. 2010). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Tom Leveen

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Tom Leveen’s debut novel, Party, was released in April 2010 (Random House). It tells the story of a summer party and 11 teenagers who intersect in ways that none of them saw coming. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Shannon Whitney Messenger

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Shannon Whitney Messenger is a writer of middle grade and one of six founding coordinators for the new WriteOnCon. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Rhonda Hayter

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Rhonda Hayter’s kids book, The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams was released in April 2010 by Dial. She is a member of the Class of 2K10 Debut Authors. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Caroline Starr Rose

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Caroline Starr Rose‘s first book, May B., a middle-grade historical novel-in-verse, will be released Fall 2011(Tricycle Press). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Tom McAllister

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Tom McAllister is the author of Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, and Philly, which was released by Villard in May 2010. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is currently a lecturer in the English Department at Temple University. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Janet Fox

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Janet Fox‘s debut YA novel, Faithful (May 2010), is set in Yellowstone National Park in 1904. Read more

How I Got My Agent(s): Jackie Lee Miles

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Jackie Lee Miles is the author of Roseflower Creek, Cold Rock River, Divorcing Dwayne and the soon to be released All That’s True (Jan. 2011). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Judy Winter

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Judy Winter is a national speaker, advocate, and the author of Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations. Read more

How I Got My Agent: James L. Rubart

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

James L. Rubart’s first novel is Rooms, a suspense novel released in April 2010 by B&H Books. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Eve Brown-Waite

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Eve Brown-Waite is the author of First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life, (2009, Broadway Books) available in paperback on April 14, 2010. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos is a two-time breast cancer survivor and penned the book Surviving Cancerland: The Psychic Aspects of Healing. She is an inspirational speaker and a mentor for We Can—a women’s self-help group. Kathy contributes to CapeWomenOnlineMagazine and many other publications/websites. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Vicky Dreiling

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Vicky Dreiling writes hysterical Regency romance. Her debut, How to Marry a Duke, will be on shelves in January 2011. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Richard L. Mabry

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Richard L. Mabry is the author of Code Blue. A retired physician, he now writes Christian fiction and nonfiction. His book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse, was published by Kregel Publications. Read more

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