What does an agent want to see in those first submitted pages? Character? Voice? Pacing?
What about your first line? Is it enough to pull the agent in and get him or her to read more?
The First Five Frenzy is a series of agent interviews that helps aspiring writers understand what works and what flops in those first pages they submit. With each new interview agents reveal what lines caught their attention, and how good writing draws them in and encourages them to request more. This series is a must read for any aspiring author who wants their first pages to shine in the submission process.
Mary Kole – Movable Type Management (no longer an agent)
Kathleen Rushall – Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (now with Andrea Brown Literary)
Mollie Glick – Foundry Literary + Media (now with CAA)
Jennifer Skutelsky – Veritas Literary Agency (no longer an agent)
Adriann Ranta – Wolf Literary Services (Now with Foundry Media)
Sara Megibow – Nelson Literary Agency (with KT Literary now)
Amanda Panitch – Lippincott Massie McQuilken (no longer an agent)
(Now with Prospect Agency)
Melissa L. Edwards – The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency (now with Stonesong Literary)