To find a literary agent, list agents who represent authors of books published in the past year or two that you enjoyed or that fit your genre. Write a query letter to each agent. If they show interest, send a few chapte... More » Art & Literature Literature

To obtain a literary agent, begin by examining books similar to the work that needs publication and scan the acknowledgements to find their specific agents. Send the agents a proposal and sample of the work with a reques... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

To find a literary agent, an unpublished writer can consult references such as AgentQuery or a current edition of "Writer's Market," attend writer's conferences or research who represents her favorite writers. As of Nove... More » Art & Literature Literature
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