Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2 Life with an Agent: The Submission Process

It's tempting to think getting an agent is the hard part of getting published. After that everything else is going to be easy-peasy, right? Um, no. That isn't true even if you have a perfect manuscript and a great agent who believes in your work; a lot of work remains before your manuscript turns into a book, and some of it is yours. There's been a lot written about the editorial process once a manuscript has sold, but how an agent actually makes the sale is covered less frequently. Here's a great post from Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management describing this part of the process. Hopefully, it will spark questions for you to ask your prospective agent before you sign on the dotted line.

http://dglm.blogspot.com/2010/03/submission-process.html

Happy writing,

Martina

2 comments:

  1. Great link, Martina! Awesome to hear that Jane follows up with editors at the two-week mark! : )

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  2. Hi Ara,

    Hope you're doing well! She sounds like an amazing agent with a sensible but aggressive approach on behalf of her clients. I love the Dystel blog.

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