“The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors

Another perspective on ‘That Call’ – Thanks Carly 👍😃

Carly Watters, Literary Agent

contract signingAuthors are usually busy studying up for “the call” (an agent reaching out via phone to offer representation) when they know it’s on the horizon. It’s an exciting time for authors and agents! Resources are everywhere and there are many great guides to “the call” including these:

However, what about the flip side? What do agents like to know about writers when we offer?

What agents like to know about potential fiction authors:

  • What are you working on next?
  • How long does it take you to write a draft?
  • Who are some of your favorite authors?
  • What kind of support are you…

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2 thoughts on ““The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors

  1. This is the best part of it “That call is about both of us deciding we’re a fit. Just because you get an offer doesn’t mean you have to take it.”

    Even if that call arrives, an author has to find a ‘match’ on many more aspects than purely professional ones. Deciding on a blind date is, de facto, a blindsided decision.

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