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Agents and Publishers: Who Comes First?

Do you need a publisher to find an agent? Or Vice-versa?

You have just typed out those satisfying two words “The End” and hit that all-important save key. Your novel is ready for the next step. In some respects the easy part is over. Now comes the daunting process of finding a publisher. The temptation is to print out a few hundred copies and send them [...]

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The First Page of a Novel is the Most Important

The first page of a novel needs to grab the reader's attention

The first page of a novel is like a job interview with potential readers. It is where agents, publishers, and readers form their first impressions of the work, and often where they decide whether to read on. Agents and publishers read submitted manuscripts all day every working day, and are most likely to notice opening [...]

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