Writer’s Digest Blog: 10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out in the Slush Pile

It’s been said that literary agents are the gatekeepers to the (traditional) publishing industry. Every year agents receive thousands of submissions in their respective query boxes—both unsolicited and solicited. Many agents also work full-time jobs separate from their work at an agency. Needless to say, they are incredibly busy people. As a result, the unsolicited … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: 10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out in the Slush Pile

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more of) your manuscript. Some literary agents will only read the manuscript pages if the query entices them enough, other agents will read both the query and pages for each submission they receive, and yet others will read the pages … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Interview: Kaitlyn Johnson | When to Query & the Realities of Submission

Literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency answers our questions on: An overview of what a typical day looks like as a literary agent What an editorial agent is How many clients are agents acquiring each year and how it differs between established and up-and-coming agents who are looking to build their lists … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Interview: Kaitlyn Johnson | When to Query & the Realities of Submission