Here are some articles you should read, if you haven’t already. They give you a reliable inside peek at agents and the publishing business. These articles are all on the invaluable website www.AgentQuery.com.
About Literary Agents
Submitting To Agents
How To Write A Query
When Agents Offer Representation
Beware of Scammers
Websites for Writers
Writer’s Digest is an established source for writers’ articles and information. Through their magazine, Writer’s Digest and its sister website, authors can find everything they wanted to know and more about writing and the book world. Here’s their main website and a couple of great articles.
101 Best Websites For Writers
Example of a Great Query Letter
In Hollywood, there are no rules and they’re strictly enforced. (Yes, please laugh.) This is my own quote about Hollywood and I start all the screenwriting workshops I teach with it. It may be funny, but there are some seeds of truth there, too.
There are conventional ways of writing a screenplay and writers must use the standard format; if they don’t, they reveal themselves to be outsiders. On the other hand, there are lots of ways to get to film producers and literary agents. Whatever works, works. Here are some helpful websites and articles for screenwriters.
Writers Guild of America, west
Lit Agents List
Writer Contracts and Compensation
Helpful Publications Online
Awesome Research Links
Registering Your Script Online with WGAw
GENERAL WRITERS’ WEBSITES
Protect your work. Register it with WGA (if you’re a screenwriter) or copyright it through the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C.
WGA Script Registration Online
U.S. Copyright Office
You may register your work online.
Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright
Great English Resource Guide for Writers
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