Questionable Practices by Literary Agents

Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent, raises some red flags for writers:

“…a few things have come to my attention recently that made me want to remind you all to beware of certain practices by literary agents that may be unethical, questionable, or represent a conflict of interest.”

  • Asking clients to help pay for the agent’s travel expenses
  • Charging you to edit your book
  • Asking clients to help with the agent’s workload
  • Charging any kind of upfront fee
  • Failing to have the appropriate level of experience to be an agent

Please read the full post at Rachelle’s website:


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