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FIRST FIVE FRENZY October 21, 2012

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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.

 

 

Bridget Smith – Dunham Literary, Inc.

 

Michael Carr – Veritas Literary Agency

 

Kate McKean – Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

 

Mary Kole – Movable Type Management (no longer an agent)

 

Amy Boggs – The Donald Maass Literary Agency

 

Diana Finch – Diana Finch Literary Agency

 

Brandi Bowles – Foundry Literary + Media

 

Alyssa Eisner Henkin – Trident Media Group

 

Elizabeth Kracht – Kimberley Cameron and Associates

 

Laurie McLean (formely of Larsen Pomada) now with Foreword Literary

 

Stephen Fraser – Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

 

Sarah LaPolla – (formerly with Curtis Brown, Ltd., now at Bradford Literary Agency)

 

Kathleen Rushall – Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

 

Jessica Sinsheimer – Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

 

Tricia Lawrence – Erin Murphy Literary Agency

 

Annie Bomke – Annie Bomke Literary Agency

 

Carlie Webber – CK Webber Associates

 

Michelle L. Johnson – Inklings Literary Agency

 

Andrea Somberg – Harvey Klinger, Inc.

 

Melissa Jeglinski – The Knight Agency

 

Molly Jaffa – Folio Literary Management

 

Mollie Glick – Foundry Literary + Media

 

Amy Tipton – Signature Literary Agency

 

Jennifer Skutelsky – Veritas Literary Agency (no longer an agent)

 

Pete Knapp – Park Literary Group

 

Mackenzie Brady – Charlotte Sheedy Literary (now with New Leaf Literary)

 

Roseanne Wells – Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

 

Marietta Zacker – Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

 

Nicole Resciniti – The Seymour Agency

 

Adriann Ranta – Wolf Literary Services

 

Pooja Menon – Kimberley Cameron and Associates

 

Taylor Haggerty – Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

 

Courtney Miller-Callihan – Greenburger Associates

 

Lara Perkins – Andrea Brown Literary Agency

 

Beth Phelan – The Bent Agency

 

Katie Shea Boutillier – Donald Maass Literary Agency

 

Sara Megibow – Nelson Literary Agency

 

Dr. Uwe Stender – TriadaUS Literary Agency

 

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg – Foreword Literary

 

Lana Popovic – ZSH Literary

 

Carrie Howland – Donadio & Olson

 

Elizabeth Harding – Curtis Brown LTD

 

Rebecca Strauss – Defiore and Co.

 

 

COMING SOON…. A stable of amazing agents who share their personal perspective on what they look for in a writer’s first five pages.

 

10 Responses to “FIRST FIVE FRENZY”

  1. […] First Five Frenzy – the focus of this series of interviews is making sure the beginning of your book is perfect. […]

  2. Will this contest be redone in 2014?

  3. Shanah Davis Says:

    Great information! Will be referencing it in future. Thanks!

  4. these responses have been very enlightening. especially concerning the opening sentence and what some agents expect. seems obvious, but not really!

  5. Oh, can’t wait to read. Great post!

  6. Very excited to read these and gain some more perspective.


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