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Byrd Leavell on Submitting to a Literary Agent: Separating the Generic Proposals from the Successful Submissions
November 14, 2021

Byrd Leavell on Submitting to a Literary Agent: Separating the Generic Proposals from the Successful Submissions

Literary agents are inundated with daily submissions from hopeful authors. Publisher Byrd Leavell offers some insight into what sets the everyday submissions apart from those that secure an agent. Considering the competition authors face in the search for representation, it’s not surprising that some feel pressured to reinvent the wheel when submitting to literary agents. Herein lies […]

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Byrd Leavell Discusses Key Strategies for Finding the Right Literary Agent
October 2, 2021

Byrd Leavell Discusses Key Strategies for Finding the Right Literary Agent

With more than fifteen years in the publishing sphere, seasoned agent and head of publishing at United Talent Agency Byrd Leavell is keenly aware of what it takes to find the right literary agent for your next book. An agent’s growing list of submissions means they’re facing a mounting workload on a strict deadline. If […]

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Byrd Leavell Believes Literary Marketing Success Shouldn’t be the Sole R
September 16, 2021

Byrd Leavell Believes Literary Marketing Success Shouldn’t be the Sole Responsibility of the Publisher

Marketing should be something that literary agents understand and offer on behalf of their authors, Byrd Leavell says. The book publishing industry is a competitive and saturated industry. It can be difficult for a new or unknown author to get a book in front of a large audience. According to literary agent Byrd Leavell, the […]

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