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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sharing Short List of Agents Gleaned from IBPA's Independent Magazine

The trouble with trying to get recommendations for agents is that most authors haven’t been associated with very many of them and they are therefore unable to compare. Furthermore, many authors aren’t all that willing to share anyway. To find names that may be more reliable than others, go to conferences that feature pitch sessions with agents and read newsletters like this one or magazines like the newly named IBPA Independent. That magazine recently ran a feature that some agents contributed to. Here they are:
Barbara Lowenstein and Mary South at Lowenstein Associates. Find them at http://lowensteinassoiciates.com
Denise Marcil of Marcil O’Farrell Literary, http://marcilofarrellliteraryagency.com.
Jane von Mehren at Zachary Schuster Harmsworth, http://szhliterary.com.
Caryn Karmatz Rudy at DeFiore and Company Literary Management Inc. http://defliterary.com
Sheree Bykofsky, founder of Sheree Bykofsky Assoicates, Inc.; http://shereebee.com
Anne Edelstein, President, Anne Edelstein Literary Agency LLC; http://aeliterary.com.

It, of course, is up to you to see if each handles your genre and to learn what their submission guidelines are. You’ll find lots more generous agents—the kind willing to contribute to magazines like these or to books like my The Frugal Editor. I list the latter group all of whom were generous enough to help me help authors like you with things to avoid when approaching them with your query letters. Find them in that chapter but also listed in the index of that book. 
PS: I am the kind who shares. My agent is Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary. And she is a sweetie. 

 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

1 comment:

  1. That's why it's so important to network, both with authors and agents.


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