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Five-Star Agent Blogs

“Five-Star Agent Blogs and Ten Other Valuable Agent/Query/Writing Resources” by Joan Y. Edwards

Here are resources that might have the vital information to help you find the right agent and ways to improve your manuscript and your query and send it on a successful journey to publication.

1. These two big guides have inspiring and information you need to know about agents and how to contact them.

  1. Query Tracker is a free service that will keep track of your query letters to agents and publishers using a highly advanced tracking system. It will help you find agents and publishers using its wide database. It also has a premium membership. I suggest to use what’s free first. They also have a blog.

Joan’s Top Five-Star ***** – Top Notch Agent Blogs

  1. Scott Eagen, agent, Romance genre. Greyhaus Literary Agency: http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/
  2. Kristin Nelson, Agent. Adult and Children. Nelson Literary Agency. Great query/pitch blog posts. http://pubrants.blogspot.com/
  3. Michael Larsen, Agent with Larson Pomada Literary Agency: http://sfwriters.org/blog/
  4. Rachelle Gardner, agent, http://www.rachellegardner.com/
  5. Query Shark. Blogspot. Query Writing. http://queryshark.blogspot.com/

Ten Other Extremely Valuable Resources: Blogs by Authors, Agents, Editors, Reviewers

  1. Cheryl Klein, Author, Editor: her blog: Brooklyn Arden
  2. Janet Reid, Agent, Adult Crime Fiction, Fine Print Literary Management:  http://www.jetreidliterary.blogspot.com
  3. Joyce Hart, Terry Burns, Diana Flegal, Agents. Romance Genre, Hartline Literary Agency: http://hartlineliteraryagency.blogspot.com/
  4. Nathan Bransford, Author, Social Media Manager for CNET. Used to be agent. http://blog.nathanbransford.com/
  5. Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary and Media: http://newleafliterary.blogspot.com/
  6. Miss Snark, Agent. http://misssnark.blogspot.com/ She retired in 2007, but you can still read query letters and archives.
  7. Martina Boone, Marissa Graff, Lisa Gail Green, Authors. Children’s Publishing Blog. http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/
  8. “Story Book World,” Authors, Agents, and Editors. http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/
  9. Kelsey. Reviewer of Young Adult. “The Book Scout:” http://thebookscout.blogspot.com/
  10. “Teen Reads:” Reviews:  http://www.teenreads.com/

Thank you for reading my blog. I am very glad that you are here. Please let me know your favorite resources for agents and query savvy.

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4 Responses

  1. Boy oh boy, Joan! When I am ready to search for an agent, I know which blog post I’ll come back to study. This is so helpful. It can also be used to prepare a little at a time by selecting a blog to study or by checking out several at a time. You offer your readers such a wealth of resources. Thank you!


    • Dear Linda,
      I’m glad you liked my post. There are plenty of blogs to study here. These agents, editors, and writers share their wisdom in many different ways. I believe a person could spend a day on each blog and never stop learning. It could be a self-designed workshop. I look forward to your coming back to study these resources when the time is right for you. Thanks for writing. Have fun!

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards


  2. Thanks, Joan. Think I’ll send Kristen Nelson a query on my middle-grade novel, Emily’s Ride to Courage. Sarah


    • Dear Sarah,
      You go, girl. I’m proud of you. Good luck with your query to Kristin Nelson. I hope she says, “Yes!”
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards


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