Agents are besieged with bad book proposals from writers who usually make the same mistakes. You have many options to find out what those mistakes are so that you can distinguish yourself from the masses of queries. (You don’t need to be told not to query a novel until it’s finished, revised, and edited, right?)
A few agents have made themselves available on Twitter, and they provide good information for aspiring writers.
- Jessica Faust
- Colleen Lindsay
- Kim Lionetti
- Lauren MacLeod
- Jenny Rappaport
- Kate Schafer Testerman
In addition, add these blogs to your Google Reader or other blog subscription tool. (Yes, there are some of the same people listed.)
- BookEnds, LLC — A Literary Agency
- Nathan Bransford, Literary Agent
- Fine Print Literary Management
- Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent
- Jennifer Jackson
- KT Literary
- Janet Reid, Literary Agent
I know there are other agents out there, and you’ll want to find the ones that represent your genre and read their submission guidelines, follow them on Twitter or Facebook, and visit their blogs regularly.
Are there any agents you have found on the social media landscape that you would like to add?