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Bologna Book Fair for Beginners

When I first started in publishing, I heard about “rights fairs” in Bologna, Frankfurt and London and they sounded like wonderful, magical things. You flew to Europe to attend parties, eat good food, and to talk about the books you love. What could be better? Well, now that I’ve actually attended a conference like this, I have to answer that question: not much could be better. I will admit that the schedule is rather grueling, but […]

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The Changing Role of the Literary Agent

When you think of a literary agent, what do you picture? Before I started working at an agency, I had an image of a Very Important Person sitting in an office, reading through manuscripts until they found that diamond in the rough.  Then they would (almost immediately) sell that gem off in a heated, cleverly negotiated publishing deal, closing out the phone call with “I want that contract on my desk in the morning!” *slams […]

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Scoring that Summer Internship

Well, January’s nearly over, and you know what that means: time to start thinking about those summer internships. At LTWF, I was first introduced as the intern of the group, and two years later I can safely say that interning was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you have the time and the means to do it, do. But there’s a lot to consider when looking for that perfect internship, be it […]

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Introducing Joanna Volpe!

We are incredibly proud to introduce our next new member: Joanna Volpe. She’s an expert in all things book–from enjoying literature to editing it to selling it! Joanna is a literary agent with Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation. She represents all brands of fiction, from picture books to adult. She has an affinity for stories that have a darker, grittier element to them, whether they be horror, drama or comedy. Her recent publications include The […]

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