Tag Archives | Literary Agent

Writer Etiquette: Why Do You Need an Agent, and Why Should You Be Nice?

I was going to talk about Agency (No, not like a literary agency – like a character’s personal agency) today, but in light of recent events, I’ve changed my mind. Today I’d like to talk about Etiquette when you are looking for an agent. A writer wrote a blog recently that got the attention of most of publishing Twitter, and for good reason. I’m not going to talk about the offensive post, but wanted to […]


A Day in the Life of Literary Agent Suzie Townsend

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 6:30 A.M. The first alarm goes off. 6:40 A.M. The second alarm goes off (I’m not a morning person). This time, I’m up. I quickly open up Mailbox on my phone before I get out of bed and check my email. A client has sent me a manuscript to read, but there’s nothing I have to respond to immediately. So I read The Skim. Then I email MarcyKate Connolly to wish her […]


Guest Post: Literary Agent, Brooks Sherman

When I was first approached about writing a guest post for PubCrawl, I was both flattered and alarmed. I was delighted to join the ranks of accomplished writers and publishing professionals who write here regularly, but I was uncertain about what new insights I could add to the mix. Then I remembered a subject that has been on my mind a lot lately: the fluid and sometimes nebulous nature of category in fiction. I recently […]


Guest Post: Literary Agent, Marietta Zacker

As publishing professionals, we are often asked to define different aspects of literature: voice, style, genre, you name it. One that seems to have an obvious and easy definition is the term “Young Adult” (YA). After all, in its purest form, YA is an age range. However, defining it only by the age group for whom the work is intended is insufficient (and it is important to acknowledge that any given age range is also debatable). One can […]


Interview with Agent Kristin Nelson

Our PubCrawl group is pretty heavily skewed in favor of young adult lit! What is it about children’s literature (both middle grade and young adult) that intrigues you? The teen years are just so painful to live through. Ask most adults and they will shake their heads in terror at the idea of having to go through it again. Yet, it’s also the time when anything is possible. Teens aren’t jaded by experience. They are […]