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A literary agency represents writers and their work to publishers and TV/film producers, assisting in the sale and negotiation of contracts. Main aspects of the role of an agent's job involve talent spotting and author care. Literary agents have a good knowledge of the current market and trends, as well as maintaining key contacts within the publishing industry. 

Some agents look after a variety of genres and writers, whilst others specialise on a certain genre such as fiction or children's. 

Jobs in Agenting

  • Literary Agent AssistantA Literary Agent Assistant supports the busy office of a literary agent.
  • Literary AgentA Literary Agent represents authors to publishers and helps writers get their stories made into books.