Examining Three Mistakes To Avoid When Approaching Literary Agents



Clickbank Promo Tools

You will eventually have to deal with literary agents if you have written a book, or if you are in the process of writing a book, and you would like to see this book published, as literary agents are the gateway to the publishing world; a lot of people finish writing a manuscript and start approaching agents immediately, sending out a letter to every agent whose contact information they can find, but unless you want to be stuck sending out these letters to agents for the next twenty years (never receiving a positive response from any!), you will want to make sure you know the mistakes you should avoid when approaching literary agents.

A lot of people go into their “query letter” (which is what this letter to a literary agent is called) thinking that they should come up with some sort of unique approach that will set them apart from other writers, but the first thing you should realize is that a lot of writers think that being “gimmicky” will set them apart, and when you are gimmicky – instead of setting yourself apart – you will simply get yourself grouped in with all the others who are trying this approach; avoid gimmicks in your writing and approach, and instead be as straightforward as possible.

Vagueness is another mistake that really gets on the nerves of literary agents (and that gets you, as a writer, an automatic rejection); when you are composing your letter to literary agents, realize that you may know what your book is about, but they do not, and you will need to avoid any vagueness in your letter – being concise, but being clear as well – so that the agent will know exactly what it is that you have written.

@@ADSENSE@@.

And avoid being presumptuous in your letter to agents – acting as if you are doing them a favor by sending them this letter, or acting as if it is a foregone conclusion that they will sign you; you might see this as confidence, but agents will see it as pompous!

It is not easy to get published – but if you have written a publishable book, and if you avoid the mistakes that irk agents, you will be setting your feet on the right path, and someday you will surely reach your destination!

@@ADSENSE@@.



Clickbank Promo Tools