In addition to checking agents out through AAR or the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org), look for Web sites where writers post information about agents they believe are dishonest or disreputable. If the agent charges an upfront reading fee, that’s the first red flag—it’s against the AAR Canon of Ethics and is not considered standard practice. Generally, you shouldn’t have to pay an agent any fee unless she sells your work, although some agents will charge you up front for expenses related to submitting your work (photocopying, postage, etc).
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.
Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes
Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.