Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tip O'Day for Authors #154

Guest blogger Glenn Kleier on what gatekeepers look for.
In my humble opinion, agents and editors are hyper discriminating these days about the new fiction they'll take a look at. It's all about marketing. What will sell. If you're aiming for whatever is currently hot out there, chances are you're behind the curve. Agents especially are looking for manuscripts that are fresh and well-paced, or at least have a unique twist on an existing concept (a la a clever mashup). And do your homework on the agents you solicit—make sure you match your material to their specific interests. Good luck!
The link to the website for Glenn’s book is http://www.kleier.com

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