Vlog: 5 Things to Know Before Getting an Agent

Ready to start querying agents? Here are five things you should know as you prepare to start working with a literary agent.


If you aren't agented, are there any here that surprised you? If you are agented, what would you add to the list?

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Want to get an agent? @Ava_Jae shares 5 things you should know as you prepare to start working with one. (Click to tweet)


Heather said...

While getting an agent is still a long ways off for me, I still really value getting to hear about the different things I need to know and will later use—it all compounds. Thanks for the reminders!

Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagi said...

Like Heather, I'm nowhere near querying, but I'm setting a deadline for myself so that I start querying before the end of the year. These are great tips, Ava. Agents possibly not liking a new manuscript is slightly (read: VERY) scary, but I guess that means that they really care about your books. It's just that so much work goes into a book, so when it doesn't work out, it seems like it can be pretty daunting. Also, I liked your point about CPs. I know I'll need CPs, and I know several bloggers that I think could make great CPs, but I still have to ask my parents about it...*bites nails nervously*

Ava Jae said...

You're so welcome! :)

Ava Jae said...

I think that's a great goal, Heather—good luck! :) And yes, I agree that agents possibly not liking a new MS is super scary (and I suspect it's not going to get any less scary), but in the end, you really do want your agent to like your MS. I trust my agent, and I know if at any time she didn't think an MS was worth pursuing, she'd have good reasons for it.

And yes, CPs are essential. Absolutely 100% essential. What permission do you need from your parents?

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