About Agents

FAQ: What is a literary agent? And what do agents do?

Here is an introductory summary from me of an agent’s tasks, to help contextualize the role of a literary agent in the publishing business.

Beyond this, see a general overview of the transition from query letter to pitch to contract, and check out some basic concepts with regards to the book deal that is finalized by the contract.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to start a conversation over Twitter, and we can always go offline if you have any desperate questions. Others find QueryTracker forums another great place to ask.