iWriterly Video: What Type of Literary Agent Do You Need? | Interview with Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

If you want to traditionally publish your book, you might be wondering, what type of literary agent is best for you? In this video, literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson and Meg LaTorre of iWriterly will run through the 10 questions to ask yourself to figure out what type of literary agent you need.

Topics discussed (in no particular order):

  • New vs. experienced literary agents
  • Age category and genre
  • Professionalism online
  • Communication styles
  • Foreign and sub rights
  • Sales history
  • What to do when a writer writers across genres, age categories, in both nonfiction and fiction, etc.
  • Deciding where to send your manuscript
  • Author-agent collaboration
  • Author platform





After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn Johnson refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. As well as being a literary agent for Belcastro Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial, and has worked as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, and a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston. She has written various articles for Writer’s Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.