Agent Pitch

Have you been considering pitching an agent with your work?  I have been thinking about it, and so I have begun my research on how to go about it.  This is something I have never done before and since this blog is all about walking along the path to publication I thought I would share my knowledge and experiences with you!  I hope all of these links come in handy for you on your road to publication as well.

Of course you will first want to find an agent that would be suitable for you and your work, and a great place for this is http://www.literaryrambles.com/  on the left side of the page you will find where the categories are broken down into agents who rep PB, agents who rep MG and agents that rep YA.  This will take you to “Spotlight” agents that you can read more in-depth about.  This site is extremely helpful when starting your research!

Once you find an agent that you feel would be suitable for you then do a google search with just the agents name.  This will help you find out more about that specific agent and what they are looking for. You may be able to find a personal website, blog, or even examples of queries that have snagged them in the past!

When you have found out more about your agent then you will want to start working on  your agent pitch.  Before starting turn to Nathan Bransford’s site as it will have the information you need to get started.

Query Formula: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2008/03/query-letter-mad-lib.html

Good examples:http://blog.nathanbransford.com/search/label/Anatomy%20of%20a%20Good%20Query%20Letter

Formatting an email query: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/03/how-to-format-query-letter.html

 

Another great spot to find tons of information is Mary Kole with the Andrea Brown Agency.

Help with queries: http://kidlit.com/category/queries/

Information about agents: http://kidlit.com/category/agent/

Pitching to an agent does take a bit of research to find the right person and agency but it will be worth it in the end to have that expert in your corner representing you!

 

Hope this helps you on your path to publication!

Have a great week

~Jodi~

 

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5 thoughts on “Agent Pitch

  1. Jodi, this is incredibly helpful! I’ve shied away from agents, as most nonfiction PB writers I know are unagented. But it might be worth a look to see if any have an interest in nonfiction.

    • I have gone back and forth as well. With my life being so busy I figured it would be great to have a professional in my corner doing some of the work so I can focus on writing!! I am glad you found it helpful!

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