How to Get an Agent, Step 2: Cheat, If You Can

How to Get an Agent, Step 2: Cheat, If You Can

The traditional agent-search process involves sending out query letters to agents. In these letters, you describe your novel and yourself, and sometimes attach a few sample pages or chapters of your book to give the agent a glimpse of your writing. 

Querying is an exceptionally democratic process. Anyone can do it. It’s free. You don’t need an MFA or a publication history or an acquaintance with the agent.

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