What Do Literary Agents Really Want? Try Abnormal People

I could not possibly agree more with Tara about Literary Agents and Cat just love visiting “Tara’s Blog!” Great post girl. All my readers authors and writers need to go visit her Blog!
Cat Lyon xoxo

Tara Sparling writes

Articles listing literary agents who are actively seeking new authors are writerly catnip. It’s a gateway drug to hope for any author who dreams of seeing their name written sideways on a bookshelf someday.

Every time I see one it’s like I’m playing ‘Fastest Finger First’ on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, where the odds are somewhat better than getting published these days. These articles are a temptation of success and glory to anyone who cares to take proper notice of them.

This sort of article is getting more common these days, precisely because I imagine that they get all the other clicks as well as mine. And of course for me there’s another bonus: they’re perfect blog fodder. It’sthe best indication of what literary agents think is trending, or at least trended 6 months ago at best.

But trendspotting isn’t as easy as you think. You may…

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