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8 Tips For Sending A Query Or Manuscript To A Literary Agent You Met In Person
While you might think you're more likely to stumble upon Bigfoot than an actual literary agent—the truth is, meeting a literary agent in person isn't that difficult. Join an active writing group with a large membership, and there will probably be a monthly meeting at...
After The Writing Conference: What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Do Next
Spend a few days at a high-energy writing conference, and chances are the first thing you’ll want to do when you get home is throw on some sweatpants and curl up with a good book. But some of the most productive work you’ll do won’t happen while you're at the...
When To Follow Up With A Literary Journal About A Submission
You've submitted your poetry, essay, or short story to carefully researched literary journals. Well done! Give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back. Now comes the hard part—waiting. And waiting. As more days pass, you may find yourself checking your email every...
When And How To Follow Up With (Or Nudge) A Literary Agent About Your Book Query
Learn how long you should wait before you follow up with a literary agent after you’ve sent a query letter for your book or novel. Learn the best way to email or contact a literary agency when you haven’t heard a reply from a literary agent yet.
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