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My New York Literary Agent Literally Arrived on My Doorstep

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As I was furiously writing my memoir, at times it would cross my mind what I was going to do with it when I was finished. What were the next steps in birthing a book? At my first writer’s retreat, I was told not to worry about those details but instead get it all on paper. I was obedient and wrote and wrote until I had reached 100,000 words. And then I stopped. I had gone as far as I could without specifically seeking a literary agent. So, it was “done.” I now had a full-blown project and it was time to go to the place where I find all the answers and next steps. I know it may sound…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 149: Interview with Mark Gottlieb — How to Pitch Your Book

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In this episode Gabriela Pereira interviews literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group. They discuss the exciting and terrifying Pitch Slam, and the best way to craft a query that hooks an agent. Mark gives us a window into an agent’s mind at a Pitch Slam event, the best strategies to craft a spoken pitch, and how to pique an agent’s interest with a unique hook. For more detailed show notes, visit DIYMFA.com/149. ABOUT DIY MFA Here’s a secret no one ever tells you. The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula: Writing + Reading + Community = MFA This means that to create a do-it-yourself version of the MFA, all you need to…

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