“The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors

Authors are usually busy studying up for “the call” (an agent reaching out via phone to offer representation) when they know it’s on the horizon. It’s an exciting time for authors and agents! Resources are everywhere and there are many great guides to “the call” including these: Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent WhatContinue reading ““The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors”

‘It’s not you. It’s me’: why agents don’t connect with certain projects

It’s hard to understand why when agents say they are looking for a certain type of book, and then you query with it, that it isn’t the right fit for them. Here’s why that happens: We represent something similar If we recently took on a project that has similarities to yours we cannot sign yoursContinue reading “‘It’s not you. It’s me’: why agents don’t connect with certain projects”

Thought you had your agent for life? What happens if your agent leaves the business?

Well you thought you had your agent for your entire career, but what happens if they leave the business? It happens all the time. I’ve recently had a couple clients come to me through this process. Here is a small guide on how to proceed. Never burn your bridges when you are querying. You neverContinue reading “Thought you had your agent for life? What happens if your agent leaves the business?”