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Transcript: How to Get a Literary Agent + Pitch Slam

How do you get an agent if publishers won't look at your work without one? How can you get your work solicited if you can't send unsolicited submissions? Our panel of literary agents explained the secrets of their trade.

June 21, 2004

EXCLUSIVE FOR AVANTGUILD MEMBERS | This is a transcript of's "How to Get a Literary Agent + Pitch Slam" panel, held May 20, 2004, in New York City. You can learn about other mb LEARN events here.

Jesse Oxfeld: Hi, welcome. I'm Jesse Oxfeld, I'm the editor of mediabistro and I will be your moderator this evening. We have a great panel of literary agents here tonight. Starting all the way at the end is—I'm not going to read the bios because presumably you've done that—is Jenny Bent who is with Trident Media. Next ...

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