I never thought I’d be re-visiting the issue of literary agents charging reading fees. After all, the problems inherent in the charging of reading fees are recognized by all four literary agents’ profession…
Archive for the ‘Agent Etiquette’ Category
Article by Chuck Rothman on (almost) everything you need to know about agents, including how to avoid scams.
First off, definition: an exclusive means just what it sounds like. You are giving an agent the opportunity to consider your work exclusively and you are agreeing that you will not submit to another agent until you’ve heard “yea” or “nay” from that agent. Sometimes exclusives are open-ended, sometimes there’s a time period attached.
Author John E. Stith describes the process by which an author might acquire an agent.