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Sep 24, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Margaret Riley King, a literary agent at William Morris Endeavor about the day-to-day life of a literary agent, what agents look for in queries, and more!

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • About the day-to-day life of being a literary agent

 

  • How to make your query stand out to the literary agent

 

  • What not to do when sending out queries to agents at different agencies
  • About the importance of the author-agent relationship, which is both professional and somewhat personal 

 

You’ll want to be sure to download How to Avoid the Slush Pile--a free handout that will walk you through top tips to get an agent’s attention. Take a minute and download this free handout at www.writing-gym.com/agentshead

 Don’t forget the dash!

Margaret Riley King is a literary agent at William Morris Endeavor, where she began her career after graduating from Princeton University. She represents both literary and commercial fiction, along with narrative nonfiction, memoir and some lifestyle titles. Some of her clients include Chloe Benjamin, author of the NYT bestselling novel The Immortalists, National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, and Newbery Award winner Sheila Turnage among others.

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