Tag: agents

The Cure for Failure Deprivation Syndrome

For a few seasons, I watched “American Idol.” I marveled at the resilience of the young people who, in front of millions, listened to some pretty raw criticism—“That was horrible!” was a frequent Simon Cowell comment. Of course, the ones…

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Potluck Advice: The Search for an Agent

On a recent winter night—dark but not stormy—a dozen writers at various points in their novels gathered over chicken pot pie, roasted vegetables, spinach salad with grapefruit, and chocolate cookies to swap stories and advice about finding a good agent….

The Great American Novel Dream

Go Figure: Musings from the Mind of Rob Wilstein           September 1, 2013 Anya Slushpile Redem, Phazst and Sellum Literary Agents, Inc. 999 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10001 Dear Ms. Slushpile,