Agent Blogs – Learn Where & How to Query

15 Feb


Are you having difficulties to find a literary agent and if – do you like him or her?  Want to get to know the person before hand?  Don’t know how to write a query and how to approach the agent?  Read their blogs to get informed about the process and find out more about how they work and what they are like.
Ask them about an agent and they will tell you if he or she has established a public record, and if we have had any negative reports on the agent’s business practices. This service is free.
Agent Query offers the largest and most current searchable database of literary agents on the web—a treasure trove of reputable, established literary agents seeking writers.
BookEnds, LLC, is a literary agency focusing on fiction and nonfiction books for adult audiences. In their workshop Wednesdays everyone can post queries out there and will get comments open, also to anonymous posters.
Rachelle Gardner is an agent with Books and Such Literary Agency, representing both fiction and non-fiction. She offers query tips and book proposal advice.
Nathan Bransford knows a lot about writing and publishing, and his blog is wide in scope. He offers advice on: How to Find a Literary Agent, How to Write a Query Letter, The Basic Query Letter Formula, Examples of Good Queries, How to Format Your Query Letter …
Kristin Nelsons blog is a-must-read for every author about to send out a query. Subscribe to the Nelson Literary Agency newsletter.
Send your query in for critique. A wealth of resources and Janet Reid shares them all, she also dissects queries, posting lots of examples what writers are doing right – and wrong.

Gabriela Lessa, a Brazilian editor, writer, literary agent assistant and journalist helps you with your query. She has a Master’s degree in Magazine / Investigative Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and has written for several print and online publications. If you want to have your query analyzed on Query Wednesdays, please send it to with the subject line QUERY WEDNESDAY.

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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Agents, Marketing, post to public


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