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How To Find a Legit Literary Agent

Author A. C. Crispin lays out all the steps - once you've finished and polished your manuscript, of course!


The first thing to remember is that you must research each agent beforeyou submit to them. That’s because the internet is rife these days with scammers–con artists posing as literary agents or publishers–and amateur “agents” who have no clue what they’re doing. Incidentally, the scammers aren’t out to steal a writers’ book. Their only interest is in separating a writer from his or her hard-earned money. And those amateur agents may be well-meaning, but they don’t have the professional publishing contracts, or knowledge, to sell your book – so signing with one of them means you’ll simply waste valuable time, and possibly money.


so who's out there that's legit? I've got a beast of a problem with agents. you can't tell who's some moron with a printing press ready to make you pay like five hundred bucks for some one page book. I've gone through the mill with all these self-publishing frauds. I'd love to do something like that but with the economy the way it is, I don't want to toss out all that money for it not to sell anywhere.
Linda Bad
Donna Cooper
Jan 06 2011 05:35 PM
Flushing out an agent who wants writers who can write but haven't made a name for themselves is a common problem among most of us.

Donna Cooper
Clever Cat Publishing, LLC is a full service Children's
Book Publisher and Literary Agency.