Poets and Writers AgentsPoet and Writer Agents
There are four young women meeting for an evenings with eating, drinking and talking about how to find new writing, what they should see in a questioning note and what errors writer should try to do. Joel, whose customers are Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos and Shonda Rhimes, discusses the differences between the sale of literature and non-fiction, which inspire them to go the extra distance for their creators and what they really should want from it.
Samantha Hunt, Wayne Koestenbaum, Dinaw Mengestu, Maggie Nelson, Ed Park and Josh Weil are among PJ Mark's customers. He discusses what authors can do to increase their prospects for survival, why selling literature is more difficult than selling non-fiction, and how important it is to trust your hearts. Among Susan Golomb's customers Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner and William T. Vollmann talk about the low and high tide of the subjugation period, the skill of the preventive supply and the gemstones she finds in her mud heap.
Frahling David Gernert talks about the bookshop as a cultural hub, how it is to work with John Grisham and how big changes in the business influence the authors' income. Eric Simonoff, who has been representing some of the country's greatest literatureists for 22 years, will discuss the latest changes in the publisher business, the traps of self-publishing and what he has learnt about how to stay creatively.
Borchardt has been an operative for more than fifty years. He has seen scriptwriters, correspondents and other agencies come and go, but two things have never changed: his conviction that good typing is a present and his capacity to publish it. There are four operatives discussing how the business world affects their job, where they find new contributors and what makes them completely freak out when it comes to MFA student work.
There are four young wives meeting for an evenings of eating, drinking and talking about what they are looking for, how they find it, what they like, what they detest, and ten things authors should never do. Molly Friedrich, known as a powerful operative ready to fight for her customers, debates how an editor should select an operative, what she seeks in a script and what distinguishes great and good one.
One of the most proactive and frankly minded agencies in the sector, Nat Sobel expresses his opinion about what writers should do for themselves, the risks of MFA programmes and what he finds in literature journals. Drawing on more than forty years of entrepreneurial expertise, Lynn Nesbit talks about how she has contracted some of her largest customers, how a novelist can attract an agent's interest and what's not right with the bookstore.
Writer Rob Spillman speaks about Tin House - the mag, the book, the summer workshops - and the joys, dangers and surprises that come with independently published music. Copper Canyon News editor-in-chief Michael Wiegers discusses how he will decide what kind of book he publishes (out of the two thousand copies the media receive each year) and what it is like to work on such works as Pablo Neruda, W. S. Merwin and C. D. Wright.
Davis vice-president and editors of 37 INK, an impressum of Simon & Schuster's Atria publishing group - discussions about the publication of Edward P. Jones, the scarcity of variety in publication and what some of the most accomplished writers have in common. What does this mean? The Graywolf Press editor-in-chief, Jeff Shotts, speaks about the force of endurance in publishers, editorial as an act of empiricism and why it is an exiting age to be a writer.
Amy Einhorn, published by Penguin Random House's reprint of the same name, talks about her early years as an FSG research fellow, the importance of magazines and how she gets her writers to make their works as good as possible. One of Knopf's deputy presidents and editor-in-chief, Jordan Pavlin, talks about her horror at launching sessions, the special talent of Sonny Mehta and her work as an excellent read.
Jonathan Karp is the editor-in-chief of Twelve and is always on the lookout for good texts. When you consider that half of all the titles he has written there have become bestsellers, this should make many of them very, very upset. A number of publishing houses may have forgotten the important thing, but the FSG boss shows his loyalty when he talks about the misconception of the blocbuster mindset, about what writer should seek from an agent, and about his strong attachment to an author.
There are four young journalists from large and small companies taking a break to talk about what a good script is, what they want from its author and how much of their work has to be done at nights and at workends. An experienced journalist who has worked for large and small publishers, Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books speaks about what beginning novelists forgot, the mystery of two million copy sales, and the issue of MFA letter.
After settling into her new part in Nan Talese's impression after being replaced by Houghton Mifflin, Janet Silver is discussing what she is looking for in a new novelist and what every novelist should know about artists. Pat Strachan, with almost four centuries of editorial expertise, shows what she is looking for in literature, how she deals with cutting and how authors can find their way around the world.