This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
By Carlie Lee
Charlie Brotherstone, of AM Heath LiteraryAgency, will be one of the agents at the Lit Factor, in the Author’s Lounge. He’s been with AM Heath for about five years, and his list comprises both fiction and non-fiction authors.
Hoping to find:
A writer who can produce both a brilliant story and a linguistic assault on the reader which lasts well beyond the final page. Think Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane.
Really would rather not be faced with:
An author wielding a USB stick on which is written the dubious-sounding title of their novel and trying to stash it in your pocket. Sounds hypothetical, right?
Really think about how to pitch your novel. An enticing blurb will spark an agent’s interest and get them excited about reading the book itself.