In today’s market, almost 80 percent of books that major publishing houses buy are sold to them through agents. Agents are experts in the publishing industry. They have networking contacts with individual editors and know better than writers what editor would be most likely to buy their work. If an editor receives a manuscript or query from an agent, that book has a better chance of getting considered first—the editor knows the agent has already weeded it out of her slush pile and that the agent wouldn’t send something along that wasn’t at least the genre or type of book the editor was seeking.
Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision
Author Rimma Onoseta discusses how seeing other Black female authors on bookshelves encouraged her to finish writing her contemporary YA novel, How You Grow Wings.
Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover Reveal
Writer's Digest is excited to announce our Sept/Oct 2022 issue featuring our Annual Literary Agent Roundup, an interview with NYT-bestselling YA horror novelist Tiffany D. Jackson, and articles about writing sinister stories.