How to Find a Literary Agent – Advice to Find a Book Agent

How to find a literary agent How to find a literary agent? This article breaks the process down into three simple parts. And it works for authors of all genres or categories. It doesn’t matter if you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, or children’s books.

This article is part of a 15-part series called Finding a Literary Agent.

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How to Find a Literary Agent, Step-by-Step

The last thing most authors want to do… is figure out how to get author representation. They’d rather be writing (of course). The good news is that I’m going to show you how to find a publishing agent, step-by-step.

How to find a book agent step-by-step

Step 1: How to Find a Literary Agent

Make Sure You’re Ready to Find a Book Agent

The first step in finding a literary agent is making sure you’re ready to find an agent. If you haven’t already done so, click here to read my article Before You Try to Find a Literary Agent.

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Step 2: How to Find a Literary Agent

Choose the Type of Book Agent that You Want

Once you’re ready to find a publishing agent, you need to answer these four questions:

  • Should you work with an established literary agent or a new one (the answer isn’t as simple as you might think)?
  • Should you hire a New York literary agent or someone closer to home?
  • What do you need to consider when trying to find literary agents in your genre?
  • What’s an “old school” literary agent and what are the pros and cons of working with one?

I’m going to help you answer these questions below.

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Step 3: How to Find a Literary Agent

Find the Book Agent that’s a Perfect Fit for You

After I help you answer the questions above I’m going to show you how to find a publishing agent, using my free Book Agents Directory. It’s the most comprehensive (and accurate) literary agent directory in the world.

Ready to find a literary agent?

How to find a book agent pros and cons

Click here to read the next article in this 15-part series,
about Established Literary Agents.

Established literary agents

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