For all my friends out there who write sci-fi, Chuck Sambuchino has just released a list of literary agents who are actively seeking sci-fi novels.
They are all US-based agents, but I won’t let stop me.
I hope you find this as useful as I did.
Yet another great post from Writers in the Storm. Thanks guys.
See the full list here
Just read this really handy post on Carly Watters blog of an agent’s view of first pages and how to improve them:
I’ve read thousands of “page ones.” Very often I don’t read page two.
Sometimes all I read is that first page and I make judgements based on what I see there. As an agent and a reader my practice is that if I’m not connecting with the material I move on–and quickly.
I wish I had time to give writers (and their books) more of a chance but I can tell a lot by one page: sense of dialogue, setting, pace, character, voice, and writing talent–yes, usually all from one page. Five at the most.
So how are you supposed to get us past one page?
It’s a brilliant post, so I just had to reblog.
Thanks Carly for the original.
So I just read this great post with advice from successful authors on Writers in the Storm, and I simply had to reblog it.
If you’re a writer and fancy some bite-sized nuggets of worldly writing wisdom, then you can read more here.