Reviews, rants, and tidbits from an overpassionate novelist

Website:  http://www.sullivanmaxx.com
Accept Mailed Proposals:  Coverletter, 1-P Synopsis, First Five Pages
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Last week I attended the Southeastern Writers Conferences, and two representatives of the Sullivan Maxx Literary Agency visited. Ms. Holly McClure, a talented writer as well as an agent, spoke about the state of the publishing industry and motivated us to find advantages. She called the class The Empowered Author.

I loved it. It was an encouraging and positive experience. I understand how busy agents are, and I truly appreciated that she and her assistant agent Jeanie Pantelakis would come talk to a small room of publishing industry n00bs.

It didn’t stop there, however–after the class got me more hyped and driven than any other I’d attended all week, I ran back to the room (where I should have changed out of the Incrediboy T-shirt) and grabbed my hard copy.

They ran a small session with those who had complete manuscripts and wanted to participate–and taught us how to pitch!

This was great for me, since these Elevator Pitch things make me very nervous. I’ll share some of their advice soon. Running out of time for tonight. I just wanted to share the great experience with Sullivan Maxx literary agency and their generosity and enthusiasm.

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Comments on: "* SULLIVAN MAXX LITERARY AGENCY – HOLLY McCLURE AND JEANIE PANTELAKIS *" (2)

  1. Barbara Grovner said:

    I am a local author (Fernandina Beach, FL) and would like to know if you are accepting manuscript submissions to your agency.

    I have just completed a murder mystery and would love to find an awesome home for it.

    Please let me know if you are interested in my submitting my manuscript and if so, I’ll need to know the guidelines.

    Thanks for your time,
    Barbara

    • courtneydiles said:

      I think you sent this to the wrong place. I’m not a part of the agency; I just wrote about them. Try searching for more information on Publishersmarketplace.com or Agentquery.com. 🙂 Good luck!

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