I find it difficult to get down to writing when the sun is shining! There always seems to be so many other things I would rather be doing and it seems a shame to be cooped up indoors. While flicking through the July edition of Writing magazine I spotted a useful article on preparing a story for publication. They suggest that, if you write fiction, you need a literary agent. The article goes on to list various methods of finding a suitable agent. One of which is to think of an author you feel is a good match for your work, and find out who their agent is by doing a basic search on the internet. From here you should find out if they accept unsolicited submissions, who to approach, etc. So this is what I have started to do. If I can’t get down to the writing at least I feel I’m doing something constructive!
I never thought about having an agent for stories; I thought they just did books.ReplyDelete
Evelyn I meant this in relation to my novel, not short stories – sorry for the confusion. Mind you the whole publishing business seems very confusing to me - there seem to be so many choices!Delete
Jacqueline Yallop is giving a talk and book signing for her new book OBEDIENCE on friday 16th July 2.15pm at the Social centre, Villefranche de Rouergue. Where the English library is, she may be able to offer advice on who to contact. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Ali - thanks for this. I went along when Jacqueline gave a talk at Parisot library last year and it was very interesting.Delete
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