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2009 Guide to Literary Agents : Where & How to Find the Right Agents to Represent Your Work - Chuck Sambuchino

2009 Guide to Literary Agents

Where & How to Find the Right Agents to Represent Your Work

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Now, more than ever, in a market glutted with aspiring writers and a shrinking number of publishing houses, writers need someone familiar with the publishing scene to shepherd their manuscript to the right person.

Completely updated annually, Guide to Literary Agents provides names and specialities for more than 800 individual agents around the United States and the world.

The 2009 edition includes more than 85 pages of original articles on everything you need to know including how to submit to agents, how to avoid scams and what an agent can do for their clients.

From the Editorp. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 2
Getting Started
Do I Need an Agent?: Preparing for Representationp. 5
Agents Tell All: Expert Answers to Some Common (and Not So Common) Questionsp. 10
Assessing Credibility: The Scoop on Researching Agentsp. 14
Revisions and Self-Editing: Get Your Work Ready for Submissionp. 18
Know Thy Genre: Realize Your Category, but Beware Following Trendsp. 23
When Faith Meets Prose: An Agent Talks Christian Writingp. 30
Contacting Agents
Avenues to an Agent: Getting Your Foot in the Doorp. 34
Synopsis Writing: Summing Up Your Novel For an Agentp. 37
Book Proposals: Five Elements of a Nonfiction Proposalp. 41
The Query Letter: How to Hook an Agentp. 45
Wheeling and Dealing: Make the Most Out of a Writers' Conferencep. 52
Sealing the Deal
Sign on the Dotted Line: Research Your Options and Beware of Scamsp. 56
Improve Your Book Contract: Nine Negotiating Tipsp. 60
Know Your Rights: Breaking Down Industry Lingop. 63
The Next Steps: So You Have an Agent-Now What?p. 68
Perspectives
Agents' Pet Peeves: Avoid These Peeves and Get Your Work Readp. 71
A Background Matters: Platform-and How to Get Onep. 74
Leaping Into the Fray: How One Writer Got His First Book Publishedp. 77
For the Self-Published: The Low Down on Dealing With Agentsp. 80
Markets
Literary Agentsp. 83
Conferencesp. 234
Resources
Glossaryp. 262
Indexes
Literary AGents Specialties Indexp. 268
Agents Indexp. 338
General Indexp. 356
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ISBN: 9781582975481
ISBN-10: 1582975485
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st July 2008
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 17.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 18