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), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes 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, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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