One of the most common complaints I hear from authors is that it’s really difficult and time consuming to research literary agents.
It is. I hear you. And since a good fit is so personal and subjective, there’s not a great way to outsource the research.
But building your database of dream literary agents just got a little easier thanks to a new tool called Literary Agent Alert, which was recently launched by my good friend Natasa Lekic at New York Book Editors.
(Full disclosure: Links are affiliate links, but I genuinely believe in this service).
Literary Agent Alert is a weekly newsletter that aggregates agent tweets, interviews, new agent alerts, and book deals that relate to your genre.
Instead of having to comb Twitter and Google for hours every week to research agents and stay up to speed on the latest agents and deals, Literary Agent Alert brings the research to you. It only includes reputable literary agents and independent publishers who accept unsolicited submissions, and you can select two genres in case your manuscript is a crossover.
There’s a two week free trial so you can test it out, and after that it’s $10 per month. Authors have already found agents based on the information they saw in their alerts.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
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Neil Larkins says
Sounds great! I’ll check it out. Thanks!
Chris Bailey says
Thank you! I’ll definitely test drive this new service.
I was going to sign up, but they require a credit card number (I only use Paypal) before I’ve tried the two-week trial. No thanks.
Mellesia Oerther says
I’ve signed up, I have not received any emails or my confirmation email. I have been reaching out through email to the company and have yet to here back. Any suggestions as I have been in the process of combining through agents for 2 yrs on my own. And I feel this may be beneficial if it offers what it claims to offer.
Nathan Bransford says
Sorry to hear this, I reached out to them and someone should be in touch with you soon!