All of us agents at the Corvisiero Literary Agency and some of our friends are pooling our resources in an effort to help out the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop Conference. I attended their conference in October as a member of faculty and I have since signed two authors that pitched their projects to me there. The pool of talent was amazing and I felt a sense of community and enthusiasm from these folks that blew me away.
When we found out that due to the economy their numbers were down so much that they have a large deficit and need help, we were happy to do whatever we could. Continue reading
I’ve had so many conversations about word count , and I’ve responded to many queries with a request for the author to add more material to make it marketable, or to edit (in some cases drastically!) to bring the word count within that same range that I thought I would share with you the one magic number. This isn’t the be-all, end-all number, and this isn’t for every author and every genre and every circumstance. But generally speaking, this is the number you’re looking for: Continue reading
A Facebook friend asked me the other day why we agents don’t just take on a project based on other people’s reviews, and I realized that it is part of the process that most writers really don’t understand. Continue reading