Thursday, October 29, 2015

2 We Asked Four Great Agents If They've Ever Signed a NaNo Book

We've had a great Agent Round Up this month, discussing the pros and cons of participating in NaNoWriMo. Our final question is short and sweet because when it comes down to it, this is what we really want to know:

Q: Have you signed any NaNo manuscripts, and if so, which one(s)?

Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary


Hmm, not that I am aware of; but probably. I know lots of my clients participate in NaNo, though, so I’ve probably also sold several. I’ve never asked!

Sara Megibow of KT Literary



THE DARWIN ELEVATOR by Jason M. Hough and PRINCE OF TRICKS by Jane Kindred were both NaNo books.

Melissa Nasson of RPC 


I have signed one NaNo manuscript, but I won't mention my client by name because we haven't found her a publisher...yet!

Jaida Temperly of New Leaf Literary


Not that I know of, although I have signed ms. from other contests / projects.

So to summarize what we've learned from our esteemed agent guests, NaNo can be a worthwhile endeavor. It doesn't have a negative connotation as long as you understand that the product is a rough draft and still needs time and revision put in. With that in mind, many great books born during NaNo have been published.

Are you planning on participating this year? Sign up now if you are because it starts this weekend!


  1. Interesting! I have what started as a Nano draft out to editors right now. It was totally rewritten, the year after, but the bones and characters came from Nanowrimo :)

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