2012 Guide to Literary Agents

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Chuck Sambuchino
F+W Media, Inc., Aug 9, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent

No matter what you’re writing—fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults—you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2012 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent—without fear of being scammed—and getting your book published.

This new, updated edition of GLA includes:

  • Completely updated contact and submission information for literary agents who are looking for new clients
  • Writing and submission advice from more than 40 top literary agents
  • Informative articles on subjects such as writing a query letter, composing a book proposal, writing a novel synopsis, attending a writers conference, protecting your work, and more

Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with Chuck Sambuchino that will teach you "Everything You Need to Know About Agents"

"The Guide to Literary Agents contains a wealth of information and good advice, and was crucial in my successful search for an agent. I found a great agent and my book has now sold in 11 territories and counting."
—Richard Harvell, The Bells

"The Guide to Literary Agents was very useful to me when I was getting started. I always recommend GLA to writers."
—Michael Wiley, The Bad Kitty Lounge and The Last Striptease

 

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As I near completion of my first major novel, I've been dreading the next step – researching the hundreds of agents out there, trying to find a good match for my manuscript. I know I need an agent ... Read full review

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Contents

FROM THE EDITOR
1
HOW TO USE GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS
2
WHAT AN AGENT DOES
6
AGENTS TELL ALL
11
ASSESSING CREDIBILITY
25
AVENUES TO AN AGENT
30
RESEARCHING AGENTS
34
CRAFTING A QUERY
39
RETREATS
82
AGENTS AND SELFPUBLISHING
85
THE GATEKEEPERS
91
COPYRIGHT BASICS
97
GLA SUCCESS STORIES
101
THINK LIKE A SCRIPT AGENT OR PRODUCER
104
KEN SHERMAN
110
SCREENPLAY MANAGERS
114

SYNOPSIS WORKSHOP
50
NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSALS
56
MAKE THE MOST OF A WRITERS CONFERENCE
61
HOW I GOT MY AGENT
67
HOW NOT TO START YOUR BOOK
77
GLOSSARY OF INDUSTRY TERMS
122
LITERARY AGENTS
132
CONFERENCES
303
GENERAL INDEX
338
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About the author (2011)

In addition to edition Guide to Literary Agents, Chuck Sambuchino is assistant editor of Writer's Market, a former editor with Writer's Digest magazine, and writer of fiction and screenplays.

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