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Literary Agents vs. Managers

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Last week, I posted submission info on Will Entertainment. Before I knew it, Verla Kay's Web site, among others, picked up the news and spread it like wildfire. Garrett Hicks (of WE) must have gotten plenty of queries, because the next day he wrote and asked that I clarify how he is a "manager," not an "agent."

So this brings up the question: What is the difference? First of all, you should know that both are legimitate. I'm tempted to explain the details here, but an upcoming interview on the blog with literary/script manager Margery Walshaw of Evatopia will do the question more justice. It's on the way...

In the meantime, check out an explanation of the difference between agents and managers on the Writers Store Web site.

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Want more on this subject?

  • See a profile of script agent Garrett Hicks of Will Entertainment.
  • See an interview with script manager Ken Sherman of Ken Sherman Associates.

  • Is there a difference between literary agents and script managers?
  • Want a great database of script agents/managers, script contests, conferences and theaters? Buy the 2011 Guide to Literary Agents today!
  • Check out an interview with script manager Marc Manus.
  • Confused about formatting? Check out Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript.
  • Read about What Agents Hate: Chapter 1 Pet Peeves.
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