How quickly does an agent’s wishlist change?

A few weeks ago, I received a reader question asking about my wish list at BookEnds. Christine asked: I have a story that I believe, according to your interests on the article, you would be interested in, especially if you like [underdogs, strong female characters...

What I Learned from #PitMad

1.) This is a terribly stressful thing to decide to do while you’re riding the subway home. 2.) Well-meaning significant others, who you love with all your heart, are terrible sounding boards for pitches about books they haven’t read yet. 2a.) They are...
Who is my ideal agent?

Who is my ideal agent?

I prepared this for a grad school presentation, and I hope it will be helpful for you as well. As you go through the list, note your gut reaction to the following phrases. There are no right or wrong answers, this is just a jumping off point as you consider...
New Year, New Agent!

New Year, New Agent!

Happy New Year! I’ve been saving this announcement for the new year, but as you can guess by my title, I’ve just signed with Michelle Humphrey of Martha Kaplan Literary! We’re working on a super fun picture book project that I haven’t talked...

A Thought On Project FreeAgent

This morning, The Bookseller announced that Peter Cox at Redhammer has launched Project FreeAgent, wherein authors whose agencies are offering to publish their digital books can have a confidential review of the contract. While I think that Cox is right in his...

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