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Literary Agent Search Strategy

Let's find your dream agent

As a developmental editor and writing mentor, there’s nothing I get asked about more than literary agents. Most of my clients – no matter how talented – come to me with a painful amount of uncertainty and anxiety over querying. Oftentimes, they feel defeated from striking out one too many times. I know the feeling. I’ve been in publishing for more than fifteen years and have sat on both sides of the querying process. I love helping writers get past their insecurities and develop the skills it takes to land the right agent and become a pro.

I'll Show You

  • Where and how to find the best agents – and more importantly, the best agents for you – which will maximize your chances of an offer
  • Behind the pay wall of the most important site for researching agents, so you can sign with someone who knows how to sell books just like yours
  • How to use your research to easily write personalized queries that will create a great first impression
  • How to test your query and opening pages, so you don’t blow through your best prospects with an ineffective pitch
  • A painless plan for following up that usually gets an answer. No more endless waiting and wondering!
  • What to do when you get an offer. Believe it or not, it's not as simple as saying yes and signing a contract.

Videos, Worksheets, Templates, and More

When you join this course (FREE for a limited time), you’ll get the exact strategy I use to help my clients find their dream agents. It includes video tutorials, a workbook to help fine-tune your search, a query letter template, a swipe file of easy ways to personalize your query, and a super-simple script that will allow you to follow up with agents in 30-seconds flat.

Are you ready to find your agent?



Your Instructor


Tiffany Hawk
Tiffany Hawk

Tiffany Hawk is a writer and a former flight attendant whose novel, Love Me Anyway, was published by St. Martin’s Press. Her short fiction and personal essays have appeared in such places as The New York Times, The Potomac Review, StoryQuarterly, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She has an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, and has worked as travel editor at Maggie-Award winning Coast magazine and as a freelance journalist for publications that include the Los Angeles Times, Sunset, CNN.com, GQ.com, Writer’s Digest, and National Geographic Traveler. She is also a private editor and writing mentor and has taught creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and Rutgers University.


"I took Tiffany's web course on how to find the right literary agent as someone new to the book publishing world. I was immediately struck by her professional, thoughtful, relaxed, and encouraging way of approaching the content. Instead of being overwhelmed, I was put at ease and given step-by-step, instructions and examples of the different things to consider when pitching and searching for the right person to represent my book. Bonus - printed materials complement the videos and on-line content so you can take and keep written notes. I highly recommend this very well-organized and thorough course filled with practical tips!

- Lori Cohen-Sanford

"Tiffany’s step-by-step instructions helped me focus, and I no longer feel like I’m running around blind. I appreciated her background as an author who speaks from experience on both sides of the desk and benefitted greatly from the course. This methodical approach really showed me a systematic way to forge ahead.”

- Ajit S. Dutta

"Before I took Tiffany’s class, my method of querying agents fell somewhere between painfully-researching a select few agents and shot-gunning anyone with “agent” in their title. Then I took her class. It was everything I’d hoped it would be: clear, concise, and encouraging, with real-world suggestions and a detailed plan of how to find and target literary agents. Thank you, Tiffany! Your class gave me confidence and a clear sense of how to approach querying."

- Michael Bland

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