Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, contests and more!
Start Your Free Trial

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.


Some success stories from authors and agents

“I’m more likely to scour the internet for writers who work for news websites or magazines. Sometimes I scour Instagram to see if there’s an interesting account that would translate into a book. I also subscribe to emails that aggregate links to things I might want to read: Sunday Reads and Reliable Sources are two I can think of right away. Another great resource for me is an e-newsletter called Bloglovin’, which is a round-up of blog posts geared towards women. It’s not that I’d never read literary magazines or journals for great material (I do read Lit Hub); it’s just that there is SO much great writing out there, and I only have so many hours in a day!” —Kathleen Matthews Schmidt, Empire Literary LLC

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a member of The Writer to access our first-rate articles on getting published, resources for writers of all genres, and quarterly webinars hosted by experts in the field.