Tagged with agents

How I Nabbed An Agent

You’ve probably already heard my good news: I signed with a literary agent, Ruth Samsel at William K Jensen Literary Agency. How did Sonja do that, you wonder? Let me tell you the twelve easy steps, then you can do it, too. (Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net) 1) Write a book. Yep, all the way to the … Continue reading

*Drum Roll* Important Announcement:

I am thrilled to announce that I signed on with Ruth Samsel at the William K Jensen Literary Agency! I’m absolutely and most definitely looking forward to working with her.    (This is Ruth. Photo courtesy of the William K Jensen Literary Agency web site)   Yep. I have an agent. That is SO FUN to say, … Continue reading

Why Your Story Got Rejected

Please note the title says “your story,” not “you.” When agents send you a rejection letter (or worse, a form rejection letter that’s been photocopied so many times the paper looks gray), they are not rejecting you as a person. It’s incredibly har… Continue reading

The All-Important Query Letter

You’ve got a manuscript that’s ready for publication. You’ve compiled a list of literary agents you’d be interested in working with. Now it’s time to send your work to these agents and hope one of them likes your work enough to represent you in yo… Continue reading

The Waiting Game

Check out this blog post from Writer Unboxed by Allison Winn Scotch about the dreaded Waiting Game. I’m in a similar position right now, waiting on a agent to read my manuscript and decide if she wants to represent me. I took Allison’s advice – I’… Continue reading