“The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors

Carly Watters, Literary Agent, has published an excellent blog post with title “The Call reversed – what agents like to know about potential authors”. I think this is a phenomenal article for all authors, not only new ones like me.

Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

contract signingAuthors are usually busy studying up for “the call” (an agent reaching out via phone to offer representation) when they know it’s on the horizon. It’s an exciting time for authors and agents! Resources are everywhere and there are many great guides to “the call” including these:

However, what about the flip side? What do agents like to know about writers when we offer?

What agents like to know about potential fiction authors:

  • What are you working on next?
  • How long does it take you to write a draft?
  • Who are some of your favorite authors?
  • What kind of support are you…

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