Tag Archives: being a literary agent

On (mostly) closing my slush pile

I owe you all several blog posts. Things have been pretty busy around here lately. I completed my summer experiment in changing the way I receive submissions, and overall I was very pleased with the results. Here are some of … Continue reading

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A different way of doing things

I dare you, agents. I double dare you to close your slush pile, take a sweep of the internet, and solicit submissions from marginalized ppl. — sarah HANNAH gómez (@shgmclicious) February 6, 2016 The first time I saw this tweet … Continue reading

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I only like book fairs when I am at book fairs.

I have this problem with book fairs, which is that I hate them at all times unless I am actually at them. It doesn’t matter how many fairs I go to (and I’m well into double figures now), and it … Continue reading

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On finding the right agent

I recently read a manuscript that I thought had amazing potential. The concept really drew me in, I loved the characters, and although I felt that the plot wasn’t hanging together very well in places, it was nothing that couldn’t … Continue reading

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Seven things I learned in my first year as an agent

I’ve been with The Rights Factory for a little over a year now. I started out just handling foreign rights for my colleagues, but with the support of my fantastic boss I soon started representing my own domestic clients as … Continue reading

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Notes from Bologna

The dust has settled, the manuscripts have been sent out, and I finally have a bit of time to sit back and take stock of this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair. I hadn’t been to Bologna since 2012, and oh … Continue reading

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On the books I represent, and the books I do not.

Today I am nailing my colours to the mast. I have talked about my values before in other posts, and on my about page, but I feel it’s time to dedicate a full blog post to this issue. Here we … Continue reading

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