• The Business Side of Writing

    How to Get A Literary Agent

    What is a Literary Agent? When I’d just had my baby son and was searching for agents, I would tell non-writer friends about the process. But I struggled to explain what an agent was. “Do they publish your book? When is it coming out?” they’d ask. A fair question for someone not in the publishing world. But the answer is no, agents don’t publish you: they do all the work that comes before. Besides writing your book, of course. Only you can do that! There are some great articles out there on what good literary agents do. So I’ll just say that a good literary agent will: (In some cases)…