Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Want to chat with an agent?

Well, I'd assume you do. Especially if you read this blog.

MediaBistro's GalleyCat blog has a must-read post about the "overlooked art of agent research":

Hundreds of aspiring writers would sell their left arm for a chance to chat with an agent. Unfortunately, most writers end up telling the wrong agent the wrong things. Without some crucial research, these writers will always end up in the rejection pile.

Earlier this week, author David Henry Sterry taught a room full of writers how to research agents at the Strand Bookstore. GalleyCat boiled down his agent intelligence into this short and practical primer on the fine art of agent research.

Click here to see the video.

1 comment:

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hello Zachary, Yes, I've heard this
advice years ago while I was in the middle of a children's book before I became a full-time screenwriter. Very helpful to someone trying to get published. You and your team are very generous to share your knowledge.
And thank you for your kind comment, Zachary. I'm so glad
"Godivas" put a smile on your face. It's all I hope for and it keeps the muse oiled. I've been doing this now since the end of June past; much fun for me as well as the reader, tho a challenge to come up with something original every week. Have a great day! Petra :))