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Friday, April 22, 2016

Scott Eagan

Scott Eagan - Opened Greyhaus Literary Agency in 2003 with three goals in mind: to remain a small agency focusing only on Romance and Women's Fiction, to provide educational opportunities for writers in these genres while making efforts to enhance those genres, and to assist with increasing communications between the professional publishing community and the writers. Being a small agency focused on a small number of genres allows him the chance to work closer with his writers and keep up with the every-changing trends in romance and women's fiction. To learn more, check the website: http://www.greyhausagency.com/ and his blog: http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/

Here is a sample of that interview:

What genres do you usually represent and what made you choose those? Greyhaus Literary Agency only accepts traditional print romance and women's fiction. This was for two reasons. The first is that the romance line makes up over 55% of the fiction market. In other words, supply and demand. The second is that I really do enjoy these stories. Both are stories about people. These are character and relationship stories.

Any tips for authors who want to pitch? Pitch only when your project is 100% ready to go. Treat it like a job interview and be 100% professional.

What do you think is the most important quality it takes to be a successful author?  Professionalism, a sense of knowing where they stand in the publishing world, and a desire to learn and grow as a writer.

What do you find to be the hardest lesson for writers to learn or accept?  Rejection, and criticism. Look, you are not going to sell your first book. It may take time so deal with it. This is a business where overnight success happens only to a few out there!

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