Next in our series covering careers in writing, we look at the work of a Literary Agent.
What do they do?
A few things:
- Discover new authors.
- Provide editorial feedback and help authors to polish their work before submitting to publishers.
- Pitch books to publishers, negotiate fees, process all the legal work.
- Provide on-going support to authors and act as the liaison between author and publisher.
Who would you work for?
A literary agency, rather than a publishing firm.
Are there actually any jobs in this sector?