Getting an agent

Kyle Doty

How to get a literary agent

Literary agents and small press editors aren’t as elusive as you may think.

Not too long ago I wrote about how to write the perfect query letter–in that blog was a little information about how to find an agent, too.

Here I just want to cover a few simple ways to get an agent (or small press editor) to look at your work. They aren’t literary meanies sitting behind towering stacks of manuscripts they’ve rejected, looking for the next one to add to their slush pile.

Okay, maybe they are sitting behind towering stacks of manuscripts they’ve rejected, but they wish those stacks were perfect, best-selling future novels. I’m sure of this. I’m sure of it because I know that agents and editors aren’t literary meanies. They are human beings who love good writing and love to see good writing see the light of…

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