Elana is building her list. She is with the Caren Johnson Literary Agency. She accepts no snail mail submissions. She spoke about the Author-Agent relationship at the SCBWI Oregon Spring Conference.
She made a great comparison between looking for an agent and looking for a lasting relationship. Relationships begin with dating then it can progress—if you’re lucky enough to find a great match—to marriage. And if things don’t work out so well, there’s the breakup or the dreaded D word: Divorce.
This is like querying an agent, signing with the agent, and sometimes - yes - breaking up and moving on.
Elana added a lot of humor to her talk, dispersing words of wisdom along with a few giggles and smiles along the way.
She also talked a little bit about query letters and the three separate paragraphs each author should include:
1) The book 2) The hook 3) The cook
She explained, every query should tell something about your book, what makes it special and end with a bit about yourself as the author.
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