Attracting a Literary Agent
You have a project you believe in but getting representation can feel like shouting into a void. So you scour the internet looking for tips on how to get your project the attention it deserves. But with all of the conflicting information out there, it can be hard to nail down what the best practices are for finding a literary agent.
Abigail Bloom and Laura Huie are here to help you develop the tools you need to attract your perfect match—by this we mean your literary agent. After all, it is a partnership and one that when armed with the right knowledge is easy to build.
By the end of this presentation, you will be prepped with the know-how to navigate the literary world and be well on your way to gaining momentum on your project. You’ll also get the inside scoop from two women who are on the other side of the industry, as well as helpful take-home materials that will help you reach your literary goals.
This presentation will cover:
- Author branding
- How to effectively query to agents
- Pitching your project
- Overcoming the worry of waiting
- Coping with rejection
- Examples of queries: The Do’s and Don’ts
- Pitch practice (real time advice)
[Recorded March 9, 2022]
Abigail Bloom and Laura Huie are screenwriting partners with an extensive background in the publishing industry. The two have prominent working experience as literary agents, editors, and writers. Currently, they are editors with Running Wild Press and their shingle RIZE Press. With their combined knowledge and experience, they offer a robust perspective on the facets of the publishing industry and are driven to help authors find success. When they are not editing manuscripts or screenwriting, they enjoy playing with their two cats Guillermo and Giusseppe.