Literary Agent Chip MacGregor–Episode 52–August 5 2015

On episode 52 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with literary agent and author Chip MacGregor. We discussed:

  • how to avoid getting scammed by predatory agents and editors;
  • why neither of us became sportswriters;
  • how the roll of the agent has changed in the last 10 years;
  • the basic financial model of literary agents;
  • the worst pitch he ever got (it involved a urinal);
  • a fortuitous moment at a literary conference; 
  • some reasons writers get rejected by agents (other than “your writing stinks”)
  • why chasing publishing trends doesn’t work.

We also touch on two of his books:

Step By Step Pitches And Proposals: A Workbook For Writers 

How Can I Find A Literary Agent?: And 101 Other Questions Asked By Writers

About our guest:

Chipheadshot1Chip McGregor of MacGregor Literary is a literary agent, author, and speaker at conferences all over the county.

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