Wednesday, August 29, 2012

1,000 Ways To Find A Literary Agent

Hundreds of thousands of authors self- published their works last year, many by choice and many more because they couldn’t find a book publisher. If you want to get published, you need a literary agent and there’s no better resource to find information on over 1,000 literary agents than the new 2013 Guide to Literary Agents by Writer’s Digest Books.

The book makes it easy to search for agents who specialize in certain genres. Each entry features contact information, a website, types of books handled, terms for representation, and the various writer’s conferences they attend. Submission tips are also provided.

The first 119 pages reveal useful information about how to find and work with a literary agent, including a 14- page FAQ. There’s also a glossary of terms, sample query letters, and a list of writers conferences.

The $30 paperback includes a free one-year online subscription to You should also check out and follow @writersdigest on Twitter.

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person.

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