How to Get an Agent in 14 Easy Steps

Step 1: Finish writing a book
*This is key

Step 2: Stare into the void

Step 3: Research agents looking for your type of book
Here is a good place to start

Step 4: Imagine all the rejections that will come in

Step 5: Make a spreadsheet to keep your agents/queries organized
This is a good resource, or you can use querytracker.net

Step 6: Keep imagining all the rejections

Step 7: Make sure you have all the query bits
First 10 (ish) pages, synopsis, author bio, etc.
Step 7a: Cry because writing a synopsis is so hard!

Step 8: Send the query

Step 9: Stew in query limbo, where the book has neither been accepted or rejected

Step 10: Rejection.

Step 11: Cry… cry a lot.

Step 12: Repeat steps 8-11
until…

Step 13: ACCEPTED!

Step 14: Cry… cry a lot.


Congrats, you now have an agent!

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