How To Find An Agent 101

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For Canadian literary agents, start here: Association of Canadian Publishers—Get Published: Literary Agents

For US literary agents, start here: Agent Query
BONUS: you can search this database for agents who handle erotica

For UK literary agents, start here: Wiki List of UK Literary Agencies

Have a lot of fun here:, an evolving database of 285 literary agencies around the world… and writers’ stories of rejection from them. Also, some very useful tidbits, interviews, insights.

If they all say no: target publishers who don’t require gatekeepers. Or, self-publish. The time of the gate-keeper is almost over, isn’t it.

You: So who’s your agent?

Me: Ha.

THE STORY of how Tell Me got rejected by every Canadian literary agent in Canada–and twice that many abroad–but still found a major publisher is told on m jane colette and Wattpad every Wednesday. Last Week: Confession 10: Rejection blows goats.

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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