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2011 Guide to Literary Agents : Over 550 Updated Listings to Help You Find the Right Agent for Your Work - Chuck Sambuchino

2011 Guide to Literary Agents

Over 550 Updated Listings to Help You Find the Right Agent for Your Work

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Now in its 20th year, Guide to Literary Agents is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small.

The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book and a manuscript that never gets read.

To help writers acquire an agent, GLA provides names and specialities for more than 750 individual agents around the United States and the world. GLA includes more than 90 pages of original articles on finding the best agent to represent your work and how to seal the deal.

From identifying your genre to writing query letters to avoiding agent pet peeves, GLA will help writers deal with agents every step of the way.

From the Editorp. 7
How to Use This Bookp. 8
Getting Started
Do I Need an Agent?: Preparing for Representationp. 11
Agents Tell All: Literary Reps Answer Frequently Asked Questionsp. 16
Assessing Credibility: The Scoop on Researching Agentsp. 24
Revisions and Self-Editing: Get Your Work Ready for Submissionp. 28
Beginnings: The Writing Chore that Demands Perfectionp. 33
100 Writing Prompts: Looking for Ideas? We've Got You Coveredp. 37
Contacting Agents
Avenues to an Agents: Getting Your Foot in the Doorp. 41
Research Agents: Get Personal Using Resources and the Webp. 44
How Not to Write Your Chapter 1: Agents Spill the Beansp. 48
Write a Killer Query Letter: How to Hook an Agentp. 52
Nonfiction Book Proposals: Why You Need One, and How to Write Itp. 60
Make the Most of a Writers Conference: Meet Agents, Editors and Peersp. 64
Sealing the Deal
Sign on the Dotted Line: Research Your Options and Beware Scamsp. 68
Copyrights and Wrongs: Know the Lingo of Legalesep. 72
Improve Your Book Contract: Nine Negotiating Tips by The Authors Guildp. 75
The Next Steps: So You Have an Agent-Now What?p. 78
How Authors Make Money: Advances, Royalties, Rights, and Bonusesp. 81
Perspectives
10 Hidden Gifts of Rejection Letters: See the Silver Livingp. 84
Does Location Matter?: Three Colorado Agents Weigh Inp. 86
My First Year with an Agent and Editor: One Novelist Looks Backp. 89
Self-Publishing and Agents: Make Your Project Interest Agentsp. 93
Agents' Pet Peeves: Avoid These Peeves and Get Your Story Readp. 96
Markets
Literary Agentsp. 99
Conferencesp. 266
Resources
Glossaryp. 283
Indexes
Literary Agents Specialties Indexp. 287
Agents Indexp. 358
General Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9781582979533
ISBN-10: 1582979537
Series: Guide to Literary Agents
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 5th August 2010
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.522
Edition Number: 20