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Often they have to decide which literary actors to turn to. English playwrights are writing novels. Almost always located in or near London, they ship them to Frahlingen. English operative finds English editor. When the first decisive business is in the pocket, the global selling cycle begins.
When you are not sure what literary agents do, you should quickly reread them first. It'?s the same for US auteurs. You' ll find a literary communicator in New York. If you' re an Irishman, what? Canadians? In order to get started quite simply, American writers (if they live in the USA) will almost always first look for a US-American frahling.
UK or European-based UK or European based playwrights will almost certainly be looking for a UK representative. Generally, in the two biggest English-speaking publishers, a writer should look for a representative locally: Americans for American writer, Britain for Britain for British writer. It is not much more difficult to be Irishman or Canadien ( or Aussie or whatever ) and write a purely topical work.
Writers in smaller publisher stores who write works of strict interest to locals should ask locals for agents (if available) ... or simply send them directly to locals - who are pleased to hear about them. But, of course, many writers in Ireland and Canada write works with evident global revenue opportunities.
Colm Toibin and Tana French (both Ireland) are great example of smaller writers with excellent overseas work. Canada writers with global selling power can contact Canada agents or US agents. Similarly, Ireland writers with global revenue potentials can turn to Dublin-based agents or UK agents. When you choose a regional agents, you should probably verify that the individual has a good record of success in selling to the wider market...but these verifications will almost certainly be positive, as Ireland agents would find it difficult to make a living from selling to the regional only.
This is also true (albeit less emphatically) for Frahlingen in Canada. British Frahlingen are generally more internationally oriented and British publishing houses have stronger links with the Commonwealth (which in the country of publishing comprises Ireland but not Canada). All in all, Commonwealth authors will of course be knocking on a London front door first, but there are a few exemptions.
Probably British Frahlingen should first be interviewed by foreign writers from Commonwealth states. Non-Community writers should probably ask US agents. However, this is a blurry general practice, as US agents would be delighted to hear a great filing from India / Singapore / Nigeria / Australia.
Likewise, UK agents would be very pleased if they received a large contribution from Argentina / Japan / the Philippines. Frequently, if (say) a Nigerian writer chooses to question a US writer as a first resort, it is because he or she has some kind of link to the US that makes it a matter of nature.
When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie decided to look for the US representative for her first novel, she did so because she studied in the USA. It would have been un-natural for them to ask an operative in London just because Union Jacks once flown to Lagos. What if you were an American who lived in Britain all the time? Or a British who lived in the United States all the time?
When you want to interrogate agents in both countries .... You don't tell agents, "Hey, I'm just checking everybody out." Best-selling tense author (and one of our Festival of Writing spokesman) R.J. Ellory does very good US-thrillers, but he's Brit.... and for a long period of times he was struggling to find an spy.
Britain's Frahlingen hesitated to mess with him because his novels seemed to have been composed by an American. U.S. agents hesitated to accept him because he was Briton, without a London office or a UK bookstore. In other words, American agents, even if they liked his work, somehow felt mistrustful.
Why is it that this dude doesn't have a field office? Every operative from anywhere will want your work. How can you find a listing of Frahlinguren? Here it is to Agent Match. AgentMatch is not only the largest agency databank on the globe, but also the best. Plus a full suite of agentprofiles for everyone on this mailing list. Well, I'll be right back.