How to Find an Agent
With the arrival of hybrid- and self-publishing, not every writer needs a literary agent. However, for those writers who plan to traditionally publish, most large publishing houses require that a writer have an agent to submit their work. But how do you know if working with an agent is even right for you and your work? In this workshop, taught by a literary agent, you will learn everything you need to know about literary agents, including whether working with one is right for you. After a brief introduction on what a literary agent is and does, the workshop will cover resources for finding a literary agent and how to find the one right for you and your work, as well as submission do’s and don’ts and the most important things to consider when submitting to a literary agent. This workshop will be interactive with plenty of time for questions and answers.
About Elizabeth K. Kracht
Elizabeth Kracht is a literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates and the author of The Author’s Checklist: An Agent’s Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript. She also works as a freelance developmental editor coaching authors. Elizabeth represents both literary and commercial fiction as well as nonfiction, and brings to the agency experience as a former acquisitions editor, freelance publicist, and writer. In fiction, she represents thrillers, mysteries, literary, commercial, women’s, and historical. In nonfiction, she is interested in finding true crime, investigative journalism, narrative/creative nonfiction, prescriptive, voice- or adventure-driven memoir, high concept, science, spirituality, sexuality, self-help, and pet stories.