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


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


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

Dale M Kushner

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?


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


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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