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The question of whether Vance was dead or not became more than academic when he found himself in a bathtub up to his chin in ice water like some forgotten cocktail garnish, a demonic woman standing over him, and no memory of how he got there.
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AAWC 2007 Session 5 - Nuts and Bolts of Getting an Agent

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2007/05/18 - 2:30-4:00 - Nuts and Bolts of Getting an Agent


Amy Williams

Susan Golomb

  • Use the internet to narrow the field of agents.
  • Do homework, mention similarities to other books.
  • Inform [the agent] that you are sending query to multiple agents [if you are].
  • Listen to what [each] agent is saying about your work as you are making a decision about going with [some] agent.
    • Follow up with formal letters to other agents when accepting and offer to work with an agent.
  • See how an agent goes about their business, some agents work with a few [authors], some work with many authors.
  • Amy: Initial value derived from just the query letter.
  • Say what is unique about your work.
  • Succinct query letter.
  • [The query letter should] catch [the agent's] eye.
  • [The query letter is a] reflection of your writing skills.
  • [The query letter] should avoid errors.
  • Query letters should be three paragraphs.
  • Is the agent interested/passionate about your work/resonates with your work, is there chemistry, are you going to get along.
  • If it is a young [unexperienced] agent, ask who they have worked with.
  • Don't worry about market for fiction [that is, you don't have to research the market for your book when you do your pitch]
  • Don't do a guarantee/indicator of receipt for emails.


Square bracketed stuff I added when I typed this in.