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Want to Land an Agent? We’ve Got Some Advice!


Finding representation is one of the most intimidating prospects many writers deal with. Too often, promising writers let it serve as a roadblock instead of the challenging—but achievable!—step it is.

If you’re headed to the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference this October, be sure to explore Sunday’s Getting an Agent sessions:

No how matter how good your story, or how awesome your execution, it might not be enough. You still have to sell this thing. Learn what to say—and, more important, what NOT to say—when pitching your book.

A trio of top literary agents representing successful novelists today weigh in on query letter dos and don'ts, what they look for in a submission, and how to best position yourself for success.

Can’t wait until October to get started? Sign up for Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents email. This week, he shared 13 Literary Agents Seeking Literary Fiction NOW, but he regularly touches on agents seeking work across all genres.

Getting an agent is tricky, yes, but it can be done. Whether in person or online, WD is here to help.