Category Archives: Offers of Representation

In Memory of Roger Fisher (1922-2012)

Roger Fisher died this weekend, at the age of 90. Somehow, the fact he was 90 stunned me almost as much as his death. When I met him in 1993, he was like a force of nature: a man whose … Continue reading

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Tips on Finding an Agent

I’ve had a lot of people ask me how they can find a literary agent. I had no offers of representation until I read New York super-agent Donald Maas’s two great books on writing a bestseller: The Fire in Fiction, and Writing … Continue reading

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And yet another agent’s 2010 statistics

These are literary agent Janet Reid’s numbers, dating back only to the summer. She doesn’t give query totals but says she requested 124 full manuscripts. Two got an offer; she referred nine to other agents and two additional candidates for representation found … Continue reading

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The Offer of Representation

I’ve just received an offer of representation from the UK agent referred to in the posts below. We just got off the phone. We had a lovely chat about the things he likes in the book, but also what he thinks needs … Continue reading

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