DIY MFA Radio Episode 126: From Agent to Editor — Interview with Mitch Hoffman

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This week Gabriela Pereira switch gears a little bit and features an interview with editor-turned-agent Mitch Hoffman. During the interview, Mitch gives a behind-the-scenes look at the acquisitions process and what really happens when an agent sends a manuscript to an editor. He and Gabriela discuss the factors that determine whether a book makes it to publication, and who all the major players are who contribute to that decision. Most important, Mitch talks about what agents can do to champion an author’s work, and help it find the right “home” with a publisher who truly loves that manuscript. For more detailed show notes visit

Beth Wasko is a lover of all things books, TV, movies and music. She’s obsessed with traveling, photography and scrapbooking. When she’s not at her day job, she’s catching up on the latest “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” news (read: drama!). Known as “The Real G.G. [Gossip Girl]” by her nearest and dearest, this former New York City gal is always looking for the next new adventure, even if it means it’s within the pages of a novel.

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