Agents Talk About What They Like And What They Don’t

Should I send cookies with my manuscript?  Should I write my query on glittery paper in beautiful purple ink?  When you say my manuscript doesn’t meet your needs, is that a secret code for “this book reeks”?  What are agents and editors really looking for?  If you have questions about the publishing process and what it takes to land a publishing contract, this panel of agents and acquiring editors including Deni Dietz, Jill Marr, Holly McClure, Paula Munier, Nicole Resciniti, Peter Sentfleben, and Jason Yarn have the answers–and are willing to share them.  Friday, August 24, 2012, 4:30-5:45.  COMING AUGUST 2012 AT KILLER NASHVILLE.  Learn more at

About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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