Professional Insight for Writers From
Poets & Writers Magazine
New York, NY -- June 21, 2012 -- The new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine offers readers unique insight into the role a literary agent plays in the publication of
In this special section:
- "A Day in the Life of a Literary Agency" gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at Folio Literary Management in New York City, offering a first-hand perspective on an agent's many crucial roles--from talent scout to contract coordinator to author advocate
- "Critical Links" examines the impact an agent can have in connecting an author with the right editor
- And "The Aha! Moment" with Ellen Levine, executive vice president at Trident Media Group, offers critical insight into an agent's process for considering a manuscript
In addition, readers can access the Literary Agents database at pw.org, a carefully curated list that includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other valuable information. And don't miss our blog, Agent Action, where we provide advice, post interviews, and report the comings and goings of literary agents.
Also in the new issue...
- Our twelfth-annual round-up of debut novelists, with introductions by Charles Baxter, Peter Ho Davies, Sam Lipsyte, Attica Locke, and Christine Schutt.
- A profile of fiction writer Charles Yu, author of the new story collection Sorry Please Thank You.
- A look at the revival of the Dark Room Collective (which counts among its members U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey), formed in 1988 with the mission to create a community for black writers
Plus: A fresh installment of Small Press Points.