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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: Marianne Elliott

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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.

Marianne Elliott is the author of the blog Zen and the Art of Peacekeeping. (She has written a memoir of the same name.) Read more

How I Got My Agent: Dom Testa

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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.

Dom Testa is a radio host in Denver and an award-winning young adult author. The paperback of The Comet’s Curse, the first book in his sci-fi series, is available now. Read more

How I Got My Agent: C.J. Omololu

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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.

Cynthia Jaynes Omololu is the author of Dirty Little Secrets (2010) as well as When It’s Six O’Clock in San Francisco. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Ellen Bryson

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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.

Ellen Bryson‘s book, The Transformation ofBartholomew Fortuno, comes out in June 2010. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Jamie Harrington

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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.

Jamie Harrington runs the blog, Totally the Bomb. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Mark Lee Gardner

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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.

Mark Lee Gardner‘s latest book was released on Feb. 9. It’s called To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Debra Berndt

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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.

Debra Berndt is the author of Let Love In: Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner. Read more

How I Got My Agent: April Henry

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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.

April Henry has published eight books, and will have two more out this year. The paperback of Face of Betrayal comes out February 2010 Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kiersten White

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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.

Kiersten White is the author of PARANORMALCY (HarperTeen; Sept. 2010). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Heather McCorkle

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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.

Heather McCorkle is a writer of all things fantasy/sci-fi, be it adult, YA, dark or otherwise. Read more

Never Giving Up: My Tale of One Novel, Two Agents and Three Continents

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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.

Abhijit Dasgupta is the executive editor of India Today magazine, the subcontinent’s biggest English weekly. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Matt Mikalatos

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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.

Matt Mikalatos is a freelancer, and author of the novel Imaginary Jesus (BarnaBooks, April 2010). Read more

How I Got My Agent: A.C. Arthur

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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.

A.C. Arthur (who also writes under the name Artist Arthur) has more than a dozen romances published in several series. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kody Keplinger

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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.

Kody Keplinger is a YA writer whose book, The DUFF(Designated Ugly Fat Friend), was released in Oct. 2010. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Becky Levine

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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.

Becky Levine is the author of The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Anne Riley

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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.

Anne Riley of Birmingham chronicles her writing journey, reviews books, and more. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kristyn Crow

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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.

Kristyn Crow is the author of several children’s books. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Colin Broderick

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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.

Colin Broderick is the author of the memoir Orangutan. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Stephanie Feldstein

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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.

Stephanie Feldstein is the author of the novel, Downward Dog. Read more

How I Found My Agent: Marisha Chamberlain

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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.

Marisha Chamberlain is the author of the novel, The Rose Variations (Soho Press). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Shelli Johannes-Wells

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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.

Shelli Johannes-Wells recently wrote her first novels for children and her agent is trying to sell her books. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Adrienne Kress

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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.

Adrienne Kress writes books for children. Most recently, Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Mary DeMuth

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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.

Mary DeMuth who has written three parenting books and four novels. Her latest book is A Slow Burn. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Tabitha Olson

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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.

Tabitha Olson’s first book is the young adult title, Royal Rose (forthcoming). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kate Douglas

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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.

Kate Douglas, who writes many romance titles. Demonfire comes out in March and is her newest line. Read more

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