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Where do agents look for new clients?

Skip the slush pile by putting your writing on display in key places.

Where do agents look for new clients? This illustration shows a varied crowd of silhouttes looking at artwork in a museum.
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Nearly 20 years ago, I received a letter like this:

“Dear Ryan: I saw your short story ‘Overland’ in Shenandoah, and I was impressed. Do you by chance have a full collection or a novel completed? And are you in need of literary representation?”

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