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

iWriterly Video: Questions to Ask Literary Agents on “The Call”

For writers hoping to traditionally-publish their manuscripts and who are seeking literary representation, "the call" is when a literary agent and writer will talk about a possible business relationship (and usually when an agent offers representation). Join Meg LaTorre in this iWriterly video to learn what questions you should ask literary agents on "the call" … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Questions to Ask Literary Agents on “The Call”

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Meg will be teaching a one-week query-writing class with SavvyAuthors, starting September 24, 2018.   Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0   Course Description: Just like writing a book is a skill acquired through hard work and practice, so is writing a query letter. A query is essentially a pitch for your novel in the form … Continue reading CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

Query Hack: Critique #7 – Adult Science Fiction, Ft. Literary Agent Apprentice, Kaitlyn Johnson

Guest Critique on Query Hack: Kaitlyn Johnson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency Heya, writers! I am so excited to share the special treat we have in store for you guys this week on Query Hack. Kaitlyn Johnson, Literary Agent Apprentice of the Corvisiero Literary Agency, has provided her feedback on the latest query, an adult science … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #7 – Adult Science Fiction, Ft. Literary Agent Apprentice, Kaitlyn Johnson

Query Hack: Critique #2 – YA Science Fiction

Dear Query Hack, Karen, Tim, and Mallory are bored teenagers who have learned to hack their government assigned medical nano-bots as a form of recreational drug. These stims give the teens physical enhancements akin to super-powers, but these new abilities come with a price. They are quickly addictive with severe withdrawal symptoms. At night, they … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #2 – YA Science Fiction

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Getting published in today’s world is a test of a writer’s persistence, patience, and—most importantly—willingness to do a lot of hard work. When I first started digging into the weird world of book publishing, I remember having a few distinct feelings: Nausea A craving for cheese and carbs—ideally, both An overwhelming desire for a concise(ish) … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 2

Twitter has become a hub for authors, editors, literary agents, and other book publishing professionals to share industry insiders—not to mention the dozens of (amazing) Twitter contests for authors seeking literary representation for their unpublished manuscripts. One of the hashtags that continues to increase in popularity is #AskAgent. As I detailed in the first article in … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 2