Guide to Literary Agents Blog

Sharing the latest and greatest instruction and information on literary agents, literary agencies, query letters, submissions, publishing, author platform, book marketing, and more. If you’re an agent seeking submissions, an agency with a story to tell, or an author looking to share your success story, contact robert.brewer@fwmedia.com.


Agent Alert: Keely Boeving of WordServe Literary

Literary agent alerts (this one with Keely Boeving of WordServe Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. Bio: Keely Boeving is an Agent with WordServe Literary. After receiving her B.A. in English from the University...

Hard Case Crime: Spotlight Market

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Hard Case Crime, a book publisher which accepts queries for crime and mystery novels directly from potential authors (no agents required). Hard Case Crime: Spotlight Market Hard Case Crime is a book publisher that focuses on the sort of crime and mystery novels...

Harlequin Series: Spotlight Market

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Harlequin Series, which accepts submissions directly from potential authors (no agents required!) and provides detailed guidelines for what they’re looking for in each specific series. Harlequin Series: Spotlight Market Harlequin is such a big name in publishing that even people who don’t read...

Rattle Magazine: Spotlight Market

I’m excited to try out a new feature on WritersDigest.com on Thursdays in which I’ll be spotlighting a different market for writers, whether it’s a book publisher, magazine, website, contest, or something else entirely. Since it’s National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to start with one of my favorite poetry publications: Rattle...

Literary Agent Spotlight: Claire Draper, The Bent Agency

Claire Draper is a new literary agent at The Bent Agency. She’s studied Queer Diversity in Children’s Literature at New York University. Before becoming an agent, she interned at Rare Bird Lit, InkWell Management and the Children’s Book Council. Find out what she's seeking and how to submit.