Goal: To Find An Agent achieved
It still sounds strange to say it, but I’ve achieved one of the goals i set myself as a writer (write 2000 words minimum everyday, find an agent, find a publisher) and found a literary agent. I started with a list of twelve or so agencies that represented the kind of authors and books who I read and who wrote books similar to me, and who were looking for the kind of stuff i wrote. Ella Kahn of Diamon Kahn and Woods was one of those agents. Ella was searching for historical fiction and fantasy for ages 9-12, which A Key of Blood and Blades fit, so Ella jumped straight to the top of the agent list. I sent out a cover letter and sample and waited. Days passed and I’d check my inbox at least four times a day, as many as six. Then I received an email from Ella asking to see the whole manuscript. A full manuscript request. It was an awesome day. I wasted no time in sending out the full manuscript. Then, after Christmas, Ella offered me representation and I didn’t have any doubt about my reply. But i had another agent reading the full manuscript. So i had to wait until they had finished and got back to me with their decision. But it didn’t really matter. I’d already decided Ella was the right agent for me. And I’m happy to say i’m officially signed with her and the DKW Agency.
I’m looking forward to working with Ella, hopefully for many years and books to come.
Check out the DKW’s website here: http://dkwlitagency.co.uk/