The process of finding representation is often long and full of rejections. You'll probably receive varying degrees of "form letter" politeness and will get excited by a rejection that actually has a human pen mark on it.
But you can increase your chances for success by doing some homework. Find the agents that are a good match for your genre and your writing style. Learn how to write the best query letter, synopsis, and outline. Have your polished chapter (and book!) ready. Seek some referrals that you can mention to the prospective agent—published writers who will speak to the quality of your work. Seek agents who are early- or mid-career who are actively looking for new clients.
Whatever the outcome, you'll enjoy being part of the Paris Writers' Workshop community—meeting agents and authors and talking with like-minded passionate writers. Join us!
We invite you to any of the afternoon sessions at the Paris Writers' Workshop, from June 25–28. For more information about how to register, click here.
Posted by Meredith Mullins