About once a week I receive an email, which ask, “I’ve written a book. Now how do I get it published.”
The simple answer is: You need an agent if you want to get published. Make that a literary agent.
But how do I get an agent? Isn’t that difficult.
If you have written a great book, it isn’t that difficult.
But don’t you have to be established or famous or have a platform to get an agent?
There are around 1,300 literary agents to choose from. Some agents are no doubt in the pecking order more well-placed, powerful and effective than others. Not all are open to take on new writers. You don’t want to waste your time submitting to an agency which has decided not to represent new authors.
Now 24 literary agents have stepped forward and told Writer’s Digest that they are looking for new writers:
“So if you’ve finished your novel, memoir or book proposal (and spent some solid time revising it), you have come to the right place to find your ideal agent—the one eager to sell your work to publishers. Read on to learn who made the list this year, and to find out what they want and how they want to receive it. Your agent match might just be waiting.” Writer’s Digest.