The July/August 2014 issue of Poets & Writers includes a long article by Chicago journalist Kevin Nance entitled: How I Found My Agent, in which K.N. interviews ten authors on their experiences. Karen Russell, Christine Sneed, Darin Strauss, Colson Whitehead, and Edward Kelsey Moore are among the writers who describe their search. In his interview, E.K.M. explains (briefly) the events that led to finding his agent, Barney Karpfinger, and includes advice to writers on how a longer journey can lead to the right agent. How I Found My Agent is available in both the July/August print issue and online for Poets and Writers digital subscribers. Copies of the print edition are for sale at larger magazine shops and at many bookstores, or visit pw.org for subscription information.
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