Welcome to day twenty-nine of The Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. Today’s giveaway is the 2010 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino (Writer’s Digest Books)!
Find the right agent to represent your work.
Selling your book and securing a good contract often requires more than persistence and a good attitude—you need an agent. The 2010 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that agent—without fear of being scammed—and getting your writing published. This new edition includes:
- Completely updated contact and submission information for literary agents who adhere to the ethical guidelines established by the Association of Authors’ Representatives.
- Informative articles on researching agents, preparing your query, composing a synopsis or book proposal, and building a platform through social networking.
- Hundreds of listings for writers’ conferences across the country—so you can learn where agents will be and when.
- And—new this year—access to all Guide to Literary Agents listings in a searchable online database!
Save yourself time, energy, and disappointment by researching this newest edition of the Guide to Literary Agents where you’ll find up-to-date contact information and submission guidelines for the agent or editor who is open to looking at your manuscript for possible representation. Listings have been updated and verified. This edition also includes informative articles to help you present your work like a pro.
You’ll find more great info in Chuck’s blog.
By day, Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer’s Digest Books (an imprint of F+W Media). He is the editor of two annual resource books: Guide to Literary Agents, as well as Screenwriter’s & Playwright’s Market. He also assists in editing Writer’s Market. Chuck is a former staffer of several newspapers and magazines – most notably Writer’s Digest. During his tenure as a newspaper staffer, he won awards from both the Kentucky Press Association and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists.
By night, Chuck is a writer and freelance editor. He is a produced playwright, with both original and commissioned works produced. He is a magazine freelancer, with recent articles appearing in Watercolor Artist, Pennsylvania Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Cincinnati Magazine and New Mexico Magazine. During the past decade, more than 500 of his articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. Chuck also teaches online instructional courses through Writers Online Workshops.
If you are new to the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.”
Especially since folks have been getting, ahem, a little long-winded lately. This is funny because at the beginning of the giveaway folks weren’t writing long enough. Now I can’t get them to stop writing. 🙂
Please keep it between 50-200 words. Do you best!
Today’s question is…
Your choice today. Tell us about your dream agent and all the glorious doors he or she will open for you. Or turn your worst fears about agents into an “agent monster” and describe him or her in gory, terrifying detail. Have fun!
Give me the goods in 50-200 words, please.
Before you go! WE HAVE A CAUSE TO RAISE MONEY FOR THIS YEAR! Please read the story about the Applin family here and consider making a small contribution at some point during the giveaway. We’re aiming for $100/day collectively. Please help us help the Applin family adopt two beautiful children from Russia.