Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

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Onwards to Victory

Last night I went to a talk in Dulwich by specialist children's literary agent Julia Churchill. We learned what an agent does, what they look for in a query and in a submission, what happens after you're taken on, and why you can be rejected by 49 agents only to be welcomed with open arms by the 50th.

Julia is among the many agents to have rejected me with naught but a form letter; learning that most of an agent's day is spent looking after existing clients, while slush pile reading is done in the evenings and at weekends, made me feel slightly better about that.

And when, inamongst all these talks and courses, do I actually find time to knuckle down and write stuff? Good question.
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