Getting an agent

Getting an agent may seem like an intimidating process, so we've broken down exactly what a literay agent is, and what they're looking for. You'll get a look into how a literary agent is part of the publishing process, and some top tips for how to find the right one for you, as well as how to pitch your book to them.

If you're finding some of the publishing language confusing, we've written a piece on understanding jargon, so you can navigate any future conversations and reading with ease.

If you're looking for an illustration agent, take a look at our section for illustrators.

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Getting published

Understanding publishing jargon

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