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What is a Literary Agent and Why Do You Need One?

To aspiring writers who are new to the world of professional book publishing, literary agents may seem like parasites, taking cuts off their hard work all for the seemingly simple task of showing their manuscript to some publishers. But this couldn’t be more wrong. It is easy to make such an assumption about literary agents if you are new to the industry and have no idea how it works. In reality, however, a good agent can be a god-send to a struggling author who has tried everything but still hasn’t gotten published. If you are wondering exactly what an agent can give you back and whether or not...
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