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  • Guide to Literary Agents

    What are everyone's thoughts on Guide to Literary Agents books?

    Are they worth the time and money? Are they worth it for screenwriters or do they have their own separate book for that?
    Captain Spirk

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    Re: Guide to Literary Agents

    99.99% useless.

    Agents want known quantities that they can sell. A manager is both easier to get, and in most cases better for you when you're starting out.

    A better investment is a subscription to IMDBpro, and send queries directly to the managers or prodcos of actors who would be a good fit for your project.

    There's also the Blacklist and Virtual Pitchfest, which give you access to agents, managers, and prodcos. The big difference being that you have to pay for and get a good score from the BL readers, and then the pros might notice you. VPF gives you direct access to specific pros who are looking for the genre that you're pitching.
    Just my 2 cents, your mileage may vary.

    -Steve Trautmann
    3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast