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Ask a Literary AgentAsk a literary agent your question here (any question) about getting a literary agency to represent you, so you can get a traditional publisher and book deal. Scroll below to get started. Just make sure you also visit our home page to see the other information available on our Literary Agents website.

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What question would you ask a literary agent
if you had one all tied up?

Well, this is your chance.


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I’m a former book agent.

You can submit your question below.

And I actually want you to ask me your question.

I like talking about publishing.

And, I like helping authors.

In fact, I like it so much that I didn’t get upset once when an author
decided he would ask a literary agent (yours truly) a question
in the men’s room at a writers’ conference.

Not while I was washing
or drying my hands.


I was literally…
using the restroom.

So, you might as well
ask me your question, too.

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No question is too big or too small.

And no question is silly.


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"Berkley Books recently published my book in hardcover after Mark helped me get multiple agents interested in my work. I was able to speak with literary agents from top agencies such as Janklow & Nesbit, Trident Media, Anderson Lit, and Folio. I signed with Don Fehr at Trident Media and a short time later I had a publishing contract! Having Mark on your side is incredibly valuable." [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

About Mark Malatesta

Photo of Mark Malatesta - Former Literary Agent MARK MALATESTA is a former literary agent turned author coach. Mark now helps authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children's books) get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals through his company Literary Agent Undercover and The Bestselling Author. Mark's authors have gotten six-figure book deals, been on the NYT bestseller list, and published with houses such as Random House, Scholastic, and Thomas Nelson. Click here to learn more about Mark Malatesta and click here for Reviews of Mark Malatesta.
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