LIST: Agents Who Blog

By Posted in - Randomness on April 17th, 2010 13 Comments

Still in the dark about how to submit to agents? Looking for enlightenment? One of the best ways to stay informed about the state of the industry, improve your craft, clear any confusion about how to submit is to follow blogs by your favorite agents.

Here’s a list to make your search easier:

I’m sure I’ve missed a few, so if you notice any omissions, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll add it to the list.

Further Reading:

Queries That Worked for the Nelson Literary Agency:

  1. Original Query letter by Jana DeLeon
  2. Original Query letter by Jamie Ford
  3. Original Query letter by Sarah Rees Brennan
  4. Original Query letter by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  5. Original Query letter by Lisa Shearin
  6. Original Query letter by Shanna Swendson
  7. Original Query letter by Sherry Thomas

Pitch Workshop from Nelson Literary:

Want to know how to write outstanding pitch paragraphs for query letters?

  1. Pitch Workshop: An Introduction
  2. Pitch Workshop Part 1 – Young Adult
  3. Pitch Workshop Part 2 – Young Adult continued
  4. Pitch Workshop Part 3 – Young Adult continued
  5. Pitch Workshop Part 4 – Literary Fiction
  6. Pitch Workshop Part 5 – Literary Fiction continued
  7. Pitch Workshop Part 6 – Horror
  8. Pitch Workshop Part 7 – Romance
  9. Pitch Workshop Part 8 – Romance continued
  10. Pitch Workshop Part 9 – Romance continued
  11. Pitch Workshop Part 10 – Romantic Suspense
  12. Pitch Workshop Part 11 – Fantasy

Query Letter Breakdown by Paragraph:

  1. Introduction: explain why you are contacting that particular agent. Were you referred? Why are they the agent for this project?
  2. Manuscript pitch: what is your novel or nonfiction proposal?
  3. Credentials: for fiction, what is your writing background, stories sold, programs attended, mentors, awards, etc. For nonfiction, Why are you the person to write this book? What are your credentials?
  4. Conclusion: Thank the agent for taking the time to read your materials, etc.

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