The Career Doctor™

Dear Career Doctor:

I am in the process of writing a book about my teaching experiences in the South Bronx. I want to let people know the realities of the classroom.

Can you tell me how I would go about getting an agent for this book?

Jason R.

Dear Jason:

Find books that are similar to the one you want to write or books that appeal to the same readers.

Call the publishing houses for these books and ask for the Rights Department.

Ask the Rights Department for the name of the agent that handled each book.

Send the agent a one or two page letter introducing yourself and your project. Make it as interesting as possible. Ask if the agent would like to see a sample chapter. You should probably also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

The Career Doctor



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