Debut author Julie Shepard shares her nervousness in receiving a request for a full manuscript from a literary agent’s assistant—and why waiting to hear from the actual agent was worth it.
Debut author Jenni L. Walsh (Becoming Bonnie) explains how submitting to writing contests involving agents helped her eventually land literary representation.
Debut author Kara Isaac, author of CLOSE TO YOU (Howard Books), shares her journey to obtaining an agent and making a manuscript into a published novel.
Cate Holahan, author of THE WIDOWER'S WIFE (Aug 9, 2016, Crooked Lane Books), shares how she overcame nerves and got her agent and a publishing deal.
Meghan Rogers, author of CROSSING THE LINE (April 2016, Philomel Books) shares how she wrote a novel and got an agent, while obtaining her MFA.
Parker Peevyhouse, author of WHERE FUTURES END (Feb. 2016, Kathy Dawson Books), shares the steps she took to obtaining representation.
James Sie, debut author of STILL LIFE LAS VEGAS (Aug. 2015, St. Martin's Press), shares how he used various resources to guide him in his path to an agent.
Tex Thompson, author of ONE NIGHT IN SIXES (July 2014, Solaris), shares how she found her agent at a writer's conference and obtained representation.
Debut author Andrew Roe—THE MIRACLE GIRL (April 2015, Algonquin)—shares his journey to finding an agent and publishing his novel.
“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Robin Reul, author of MY KIND OF CRAZY. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of...
Amber Brock, author of debut novel A FINE IMITATION (May 3, 2016, Crown), shares her long journey to representation and eventual publication.
Janet Fisher, author of THE SHIFTING WINDS (March 2016, Globe Pequot Press/TwoDot), shares her journey to representation and publication.
Katherine Fleet, author of debut YA novel THE SECRET TO LETTING GO, shares her journey from wishful writer to published and represented author.
“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Aline Ohanesian, author of ORHAN’S INHERITANCE. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck...
Author Jennifer Swanson, author of BRAIN GAMES (Sept. 2015), shares her arduous search for an agent to represent her middle grade fiction AND nonfiction.