Melissa Burch Success Story Interview – Author of My Journey Through War and Peace

Melissa Burch Success Story Interview – Author of My Journey Through War and Peace

During this insider interview on our literary agent blog, Melissa Burch (author of the memoir My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker, published by Mosaic Press), shares tips for authors of all genres about how to write, publish, and/or promote a book. Melissa recently completed a 3-month, cross-country...

Laura Moe Success Story Interview – Author of Breakfast with Neruda

Laura Moe Success Story Interview – Author of Breakfast with Neruda

During this insider interview on our literary agent blog, Laura Moe (author of the young adult novel Breakfast with Neruda, published by Adams Media/F+W/Merit Press), shares tips for authors of all genres about how to write, publish, and/or promote a book. Laura also talks about how she worked with Mark Malatesta (a former literary agent and former AAR member...

The Best Way to Submit Query Letters to Literary Agents

The Best Way to Submit Query Letters to Literary Agents

One of the main reasons that talented authors don’t get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals is that they don’t understand the best strategy to use when coordinating their submissions to literary agents. As a result, those authors often get confused and overwhelmed–and eventually give up. This article explains a different way to approach the...

Jane Jago Success Story Interview – Author of The Wrong Hand

Jane Jago Success Story Interview – Author of The Wrong Hand

During this insider interview on our literary agent blog, Jane Jago (author of the crime novel The Wrong Hand published by Penguin Books), shares tips for authors of all genres about how to write, publish, and/or promote a book. Jane also talks about how Mark Malatesta (a former literary agent and former AAR member turned author coach) helped her get a top...

Rebecca Besser Success Story Interview – Author of Nurse Blood

Rebecca Besser Success Story Interview – Author of Nurse Blood

During this insider interview on our literary agent blog, Rebecca Besser (author of the novel Nurse Blood) shares tips for authors of all genres about how to write, publish, and/or promote a book. Becca also talks about how Mark Malatesta (a former literary agent and former AAR member turned author coach) helped her get a literary agent and book deal. Becca has...

Commercial, Mainstream, General, or Literary Fiction?

Commercial, Mainstream, General, or Literary Fiction?

If you’re a novelist, it doesn’t matter how compelling your story is or how clean your writing is. You won’t get a literary agent to represent you unless you categorize your book correctly. Label your novel with the wrong book genre(s) in your query letter and you run the risk of getting “false positives” that will only lead to rejection. In other words, if you...