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The Literary Agent Of The Future: Be Aware Of These Potential Changes!

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The publishing industry has been on a roller coaster for the last few years. And it’s not just publishers who are changing, literary agents are too. As technology creates a more connected world, you can expect to see even more shifts in the way that literary agents operate. Here are just a few predictions aboutContinue Reading

The 6 Worst Things To Say To Your Literary Agent

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A writing conference can be great fun—bonding with other authors, visiting a new locale, attending informative workshops, meeting a literary agent. In this mini-vacation atmosphere, it can be easy to fall into a sense of camaraderie with others. But since many writers meet with their mentors or advocates only once or twice a year atContinue Reading

Interview With An Author: Dale M. Kushner

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In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success. Dale M. Kushner serves as Poetry Editor for The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling. Her poetry collection, More Alive Than Lions Roaring, was a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award. The Conditions of Love,Continue Reading

Which Is Better: A Big Literary Agency Or An Independent, Boutique Agent?

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As you prepare your query packet and research potential literary agents, consider your goals and ask: Do you want to work with a big, well-known literary agency or with an independent literary agent? The difference can be significant. While a large literary agency usually hosts dozens of literary agents under the same company umbrella, aContinue Reading

How To Fire Your Literary Agent

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After much consideration and carefully weighing all the pros and cons, you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to fire your literary agent. Now the question is: Where do you start? First things first: Review your literary agent contract to understand the ramifications of your decision, since every literary agency handles this issue differently.Continue Reading






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