Slush: A Guide to Querying Literary Agents (Free Shipping!)

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This guide goes where no zine has gone before by addressing that tantalizing, ages-old question: how the heck do I get a literary agent?

Querying agents is an ancient art shrouded in mystery and form emails. After years of learning to query the hard way, literary agent intern, agented children's author, and publishing nerd Tori Sharp reveals industry secrets that will make a career in publishing seem attainable for the slush pile virgin.

Google has failed us, but this comic does the impossible; it reveals that querying literary agents can be pretty dang simple.

"Through hilarious, relatable comics and practical hands-on advice, Tori Sharp demystifies the process of getting an agent and a book deal with honesty, clarity, and humor. I wish I'd had this delightful guide earlier in my journey!" —Joy McCullough, award-winning author of BLOOD WATER PAINT.

28 pages + covers, saddle stitched. Black and white, printed on 20lb paper with a cardstock cover. Free shipping in the U.S.! Contact me for custom rates for orders of ten or more.

The official release date is September 14, 2019. At that time, I will also introduce a digital PDF option, which will eliminate shipping costs for anyone outside the United States.

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6 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Jake Romano Dec 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
I LOVED this little book! It's jam packed with wonderful helpful tips and of course the illustrations are super cute and endearing. Thanks Tori!!

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Rachel Solomon Sep 5, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
The illustrations are clever and adorable, and the zine is full of great information!

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Vanessa Stefaniuk Oct 21, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Super helpful! I love the way it's presented, and it's really giving me confidence to move forward with my pitches :D

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Ragon Dickard Jan 8, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Such a gorgeous book! Very high quality, lush colors, and lovely, sweet, reflective writing. Thank you Tori!

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