Where is the List of 28 Secret Agents?

Publish date:

Q. The other day, I saw a link to an article called something like "28 Agents Who Want Your Work" or something like that. It was a useful list but I didn't save it, and am now wondering how to find it (or other articles like it). Thanks!
- Quentin

A. I know that article very well because I put it together! The article you speak of is put out every year in Writer's Digest magazine. It's a short, exclusive list of agents who have confirmed that they are open to working with new writers. The article is put online for a short time but then pulled after several months to avoid any material being outdated. This year, the article will be in the September 2009 issue, and that hits newsstands on Aug. 18. When that issue is off newsstands (October?), we will put all the info online (www.writersdigest.com) for free. Look for the info then or buy the issue when it comes out a month before.

Image placeholder title

Want more on this subject?


The Writer, The Inner Critic, & The Slacker

Author and writing professor Alexander Weinstein explains the three parts of a writer's psyche, how they can work against the writer, and how to utilize them for success.


Todd Stottlemyre: On Mixing and Bending Genres

Author Todd Stottlemyre explains how he combined fiction and nonfiction in his latest book and what it meant as a writer to share his personal experiences.


Plot Twist Story Prompts: Take a Trip

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character take a trip somewhere.


Making the Switch from Romance to Women’s Fiction

In this article, author Jennifer Probst explains the differences between romance and women's fiction, the importance of both, and how you can make the genre switch.


Stephanie Wrobel: On Writing an Unusual Hero

Author Stephanie Wrobel explains how she came to write about mental illness and how it affects familial relationships, as well as getting inside the head of an unusual character.


Who Are the Inaugural Poets for United States Presidents?

Here is a list of the inaugural poets for United States Presidential Inauguration Days from Robert Frost to Amanda Gorman. This post also touches on who an inaugural poet is and which presidents have had them at their inaugurations.


Precedent vs. President (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use precedent vs. president with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 554

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a future poem.


New Agent Alert: Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.