Submissions Writers House represents writers of fiction and non-fiction, for both adult and juvenile books as well as illustrators. We are interested in and work with authors at all stages of their career. Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique and special, and a synopsis. Some agents within our agency have different requirements.
Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! Chuck Sambuchino August 21, Here it is: Our agent guide features a variety of pros—some brand new and others tried and true—representing a variety of categories and genres.
What do agents do? Literary agents act as gatekeepers; they take the best new material and submit it to publishing houses for consideration.
Because editors at these houses—especially the larger ones—are so busy, they lack the time to properly review book submissions.
They sift through a lot of bad writing and find the fledgling authors, and in exchange for representing their projects, an agent takes 15 percent of all money earned, should a sale go through. Beware of agents who ask for evaluation fees, submission fees, editing costs or anything else along those lines.
An agent makes money when you make money. The only time you should ever pay one early is to help offset office costs incurred while trying to sell your project, such as copying, mailings, postage, etc.
Do your homework and thoroughly revise your manuscript. Then, peruse the WD list and find your agent match.
Before sending out your work to agents on this list—or any agent for that matter—be sure to read: Seeking new and established writers.
Represents more than clients. Fiction areas of interest: No e-mail or fax queries. Responds in 2 months to queries. Returns materials only with SASE.
Does not want to receive: Charges clients for some office expenses. Prior to becoming an agent, Ms. Query with SASE, and submit author bio. Responds in 6 weeks to queries; 10 weeks to manuscripts. Tale of Two Subs, by Jonathan J. Please do not use form query software!
The biggest mistake new writers make is starting the querying process before they—and the work—are ready.
Take your time and do it right. Prior to her current position, Ms.ScreenCraft's Ken Miyamoto shares everything screenwriters need to know about agents and managers, taken directly from some of the industry's best.
ScreenCraft's Ken Miyamoto shares everything screenwriters need to know about agents and managers, taken directly from some of the industry's best.
Screenwriting Competitions and . If you have a specific contact name (i.e. a friend knows the brother of an agent at CAA or you meet someone in a coffee shop who gave you her business card) use that in the subject line. “Jane Smith told me to contact you” or “We met in Starbucks on Thursday”.
, Objectivity in journalism / Steven Maras Polity Press Cambridge ; Malden, MA Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. ScreenCraft's Ken Miyamoto shares everything screenwriters need to know about agents and managers, taken directly from some of the industry's best.
Steven Maras is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Western Australia. He is the author of Screenwriting: History, Theory, and Practice () and also of Objectivity in Journalism ().
The Top Screenwriting Contests. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Austin Screenwriting Competition and PAGE International Screenwriting Awards are the best screenwriting contests because many agents, managers, and executives will read the winning scripts.