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Published on Jun 4, 2013
Wondering how to get a literary agent? Ask writer Yarrott Benz. If an author wants to get a literary agent, the first step is to write a good book. The second step is to submit a query letter to a literary agency—and that's where Writer's Relief can help (http://www.writersrelief.com).
Writer's Relief helps authors get a literary agent by managing the submission process. We do as much or as little as our writers need. We write query letters (collaborating with our clients), we research literary agents, we proofread and format manuscripts, we prepare submissions, we track responses, and much more.
As part of a holistic approach for a writer who wants to get a literary agent, Writer's Relief submission strategists recommend that book authors, like Yarrott Benz, begin to build their bios by submitting work to literary journals.
In other words, when a client wants to get a literary agent, it may help the writer to have some publishing credentials in hand when making a case for a book. Writer's Relief works not only with authors who seek literary agent representation, but also with writers who submit short stories, personal essays, and poems to literary journals.
To join Writer's Relief, a prospective client's book (or stories, essays, poems, etc.) must be strong and appropriate for submission. Writers are encouraged to apply to the Writer's Relief Review Board for free and confidential consideration.
It's not easy to get a literary agent. But we at Writer's Relief believe that our clients beat the national average in terms of getting an offer of representation. Often, even the best writers will receive many rejections before they land a literary agent. Writer's Relief helps ensure that clients will not lose momentum or focus in their search for the right literary agency.
At the time of this filming, Yarrott Benz has had five literary agents request the full copy of his manuscript for their consideration. We believe that strong writing combined with an effective, proven, and persistent submission strategy can garner results for writers who want to get a literary agent.
Do you want to get a literary agent? You'll need a good book, strong query letter, and expert targeting to find the BEST agent for your unique project. Writer's Relief may be able to help.