How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent (Excerpt)

How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent (Excerpt)

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4,694 words (≈ 19 minutes)

Many books have been written about how to get published. But few have been written by literary agents, who receive thousands of submissions each year and who grapple with them on a daily basis. Even fewer have been written by active literary agents who are willing to write from the trenches and offer their perspective on why they reject manuscripts, and why they accept them. And no books have been written from an agent's perspective on what it's like, step by step,… (more)

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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:42:30 +0200

I have just finished reading Noah Lukeman’s book, How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent.

For many reasons I wish I’d read it a year ago, primarily because this book helps an author realistically calibrate his expectations and timeline for getting published. The importance of this cannot be overstated. Unrealistic expectations are likely to lead a frustrated author to give up all hope of ever being published after receiving a rejections from a few, randomly selected agents.

But Lukeman doesn’t… (more)

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Language: English

Written in: 2009

Published: 2009-07-27

Word count: 4,694 words (≈ 19 minutes)

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