2005 Guide to Literary Agents
F&W Media, Incorporated, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 362 pages
For many aspiring writers, the first step to getting published is getting their foot in the door, a step made considerably more simple with the assistance of an agent. The 2005 Guide to Literary Agents provides the essentials to connecting writers with an advocate for their work, sharing: More than 400 listings for literary and script agents, independent production companies and publicists and more; Crucial advice, from recognizing a scam to mastering fees to understanding one's rights when working with an agent; Advice from a variety of publishing insiders, including prominent agents and successfully published authors; With Guide to Literary Agents, readers can learn how to get noticed, represented, and published.
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