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Finding A Literary Agent

Not every writer needs an agent, but if you do, there are some things you need to know — up front!

The first thing every writer needs to know is what a literary agent is, and why you might need one.  A literary agent is the person who represents writers and their written work to publishers, and producers.  An agent’s job is to promote your work.  They can help get your work in front of publishers who do not accept unagented submissions, provide valuable career advice on contracts, and help you to get the best possible price for your work.  Agents are usually paid a percentage of the proceeds of the sales that they negotiate for their writer clients (usually 15 – 20%).  Working with the right agent can often make the difference between a mediocre career and a bankable author.

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