Announcing the Best Agent Blogs for 2010

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Every year, Writer's Digest compiles its massive "101 Best Websites for Writers" article, and this year's installment just hit newsstands in the May/June issue. (It will be online soon.) With that in mind, I give you my five choices for the best agent blogs on the Internet today. It was tough, and I couldn't list every amazing site; I tried to illuminate some new blogs this year so people can notice all the great resources around. (Lastly, note that the list is alphabetical, not in any ranking.)

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1. Chip MacGregor (chipmacgregor.typepad.com)

Chip's blog talks about everything, but his magic lies in his advice regarding the business of marketing and promoting books. He also has an amazing handle on the Christian books market.

2. Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (dglm.blogspot.com)

With many agents at D&G contributing, this newly revamped blog is coming on strong with helpful articles, contests, and other informative pieces.

3. KidLit (kidlit.com)

Children's agent Mary Kole, associate at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, has jumped into her new blog headfirst, with contests, tips, columns and advice galore. It's a great site for writers of kids books.

4. Nathan Bransford (blog.nathanbransford.com)

An agent as well as an author going through the steps of getting his own deal, Bransford dispenses smart, sensible advice and an optimistic outlook about the future of books, all in a personable, approachable way. Check out his new forum where writers can meet and talk.

5. Rachelle Gardner (cba-ramblings.blogspot.com)

Three years running, this is an amazing blog full of articles about craft, business, inspiration, challenges, and the state of the industry. Rachelle, an agent at Wordserve Literary, is generous with insights and inspiration about what it takes for writers to land representation and get published today.

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