Literary agents fulfill a crucial function in the publishing process. Here are the ins-and-outs on what they do. For context, I was a literary agent at Curtis Brown Ltd. from 2002-2010, so posts that I link to that were written during that time will sound as if I’m currently an agent (which, again, I’m not). […]
Why Do I Need A Literary Agent?
One of the more prevalent and persistent misconceptions about the future of publishing is that if we move to a model where you don’t HAVE to go through an agent and publisher to find publication, suddenly agents are going to go out like the dodo bird by way of the buggy whip. Here’s the thing: […]
Back at the Pike’s Peak Writer’s Conference a few weeks ago, one of the best audience questions came during my panel with fellow Curtis Brown agent Ginger Clark. Eden Lane asked us what it was like taking on our first client compared to what it was like taking on clients now. Ginger and I looked […]
I had the immense pleasure of meeting S.E. Hinton in Tulsa last month, and not only did I discover that she is a faithful lurker around these parts, she very graciously agreed to an interview. Her debut novel, THE OUTSIDERS, which she wrote when she was sixteen, revolutionized the children’s book world upon its publication […]
Lots and lots of links this week, so let’s get this started, shall we? First off, I’m as surprised as you are that my bracket wasn’t completely busted by 3 PM yesterday, which probably means that I’ll be dead in the water by the end of the day. There’s currently a nine-way tie atop the […]
Ginger Clark is an agent at Curtis Brown. Check out her Publishers Marketplace page here. I went to the Frankfurt Book Fair last month for the second time with Dave Barbor, our Director of Foreign Rights. My first time was in 2007, and I was very nervous and excited beforehand. Nervous because I was not […]