Monday, April 01, 2013

[Linkage] A is for Agents

Note: My A-Z theme is linkage. Every day (at 7:00 a.m. EST), I'm going to list three helpful industry links per letter, and then I'll ask for suggestions in the comments—that way, we can pool our resources! :) 
 A is for Agents:

  • Pub Rants - This blog is one of my longtime favorites. Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC. explains everything from her side of the industry.
  • Literary Rambles - Want to stalk research an agent? You just might find an interview here.
  • GalleyCat's "Best Literary Agents on Twitter" - Ready to take your stalking research to the next level? Many of these agents give hints about what they're looking for and the best ways to get their attention.

Do you have a favorite agent blog/website?

P.S. If you're looking for my interview with Anna Silver, you can find it here
P.P.S. A special thanks to Arlee Bird, the A-Z Challenge founder. :)

57 comments:

Charity Bradford said...

Great idea Carrie! Here's another of my favorite agent blogs: Rachelle Gardner .

Dani said...

These are some great links!

Dani @ Entertaining Interests
#warriorminion

Donna K. Weaver said...

Great choice, Carrie! Both for the theme and your selections.

Even though he's not an agent anymore, I've always found Nathan Bradford's blog to very helpful.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Wonderful idea Carrie!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I follow Literary Rambles, but not for an agent - I follow because Natalie is one of the contributors and she's awesome.

Shawn Yankey said...

What a good idea! This post could be really helpful to aspiring writers. I know that I will be checking out your links. Thanks.

Bob Milne said...

Good morning! Just making the A-Z challenge rounds. :)

Great idea for a first post. I need to dig into those sites a bit and at least educate myself more on agents, even if I'm not quite ready to chase one down.

Clare said...

Excellent idea, Carrie. Thanks for the links. My favourite agent blog is Janet Reid's (http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.co.uk/). I find it both amusing and insightful.

Robin said...

Lit. Rambles was where I did all my agent stalking:D

Great A to Z theme. I'll be back!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Literary Rambles was a lifesaver for me! LOVE them.

ilima said...

LOVE Literary Rambles. That's how I found my agent.

Botanist said...

@Clare, I enjoy Janet Reid too.

Julie Luek said...

Clever idea to provide links.. you did a lot of work for this.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Charity! I'm a fan of Rachelle's site, too. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

I don't read agent blogs much anymore, but when I did, Rachelle Gardner's was by far my favorite. It's loaded with useful information.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Dani! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! And I'll second your recommendation of Nathan's blog. I have quite a few of his links lined up for other letters. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Sheena-kay! :D

Carrie Butler said...

That's a very good reason. Natalie rocks! :)

E.J. Wesley said...

Love linkage A to Z! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Shawn! I hope this theme will help writers, published authors, and readers alike. I going to try and cover a variety of industry-related topics. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Bob! It's never too early to start your research. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Clare! I love Janet Reid's blog, too. She's the perfect blend of snarky and helpful. :D

Melissa Sugar said...

This is the best theme I have come across so far. I love it. I also love each of the links you provided. Jane Reid is another favorite of mine. Congratulations, Carrie, on the release of your book. I am so excited for you. I have been away from my blog for a while, until today, but I am off to purchase it right now.

Carrie Butler said...

Aren't their interviews great? :) Thanks, Robin!

Carrie Butler said...

Absolutely! :D

Carrie Butler said...

A success story! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! Er, three. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Julie! :)

Carrie Butler said...

You bet! Rachelle has always been one of my favorites, too. :) I wish I had increased my link limit!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, NAA bro! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Melissa! I really appreciate that. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Love this! How wonderfully helpful!

I guess I have to add another half hou at the library to jot all this awesome info down! Lol!

Thanks, Carrie! You're the best!

Barbara White Daille said...

That's a great idea to do linkage for the A to Z. These were very helpful hints.

Can't wait to see what else you come up with for the rest of the month. ;)

Melissa said...

You're so clever. The linkage theme is a great idea! :D

Carrie-Anne said...

I loved the Bookends blog and am disappointed they no longer maintain it. I also enjoy Pub Rants and Confessions of a Wandering Heart.

Christine Rains said...

Oh, I like this theme! Thanks for the links.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I love linkage as a theme. Agents are definitely under that heading.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

It's a good thing I live way up north... or I'd be stalking Donald Maass.

jamieayres.com said...

Great pics! Donald Maass is my literary agent crush. I heard him speak at an RWA conference and instantly fell in love with his words of wisdom!

lostinsidethecovers said...

What an awesome theme, I should send a few of my friends this way :) Happy A-Z!

Julia King said...

I utilize Literary Rambles a ton. Phenomenal agent "stalking" source. I also use Query Tracker as well.

Samantha May said...

Awesome idea!! I follow Ann Rittenberg on Twitter. I think I follow other agents but her name was the first to pop into my head. Thanks for the links :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Michael! I'm glad to hear that. :)

And if you have to go somewhere to use the Internet, I'm glad it's somewhere as cool as a library!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Barbara! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Melissa! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, I loved Bookends! Jessica Faust is so clever. It's a shame she doesn't blog these days.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Christine! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lee! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I don't know. Being "way up north" sounds like a great cover for your Maass-stalking... *grins*

Carrie Butler said...

He offers such wonderful prompts on his website! I don't blame you for having a literary agent crush on him. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, lostinsidethecovers! (Great name, by the way.) :)

Carrie Butler said...

I love Query Tracker, too! It's going to be listed on Q day. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Samantha! :D

Tammy Theriault said...

Great start! I love hearing people's insights on where to land the agent, not just on how! Rock the a to z Carrie!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tammy! :D

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great idea! I'll be following!
HMG