AISFP 256 – Barry Goldblatt, Literary Agent

barry_portraitMoses Siregar III sat down with literary agent, Barry Goldblatt (BG Literary), at the recent World Fantasy Convention. They discussed:

  • News on Barry’s clients
  • Stories on how his clients were chosen
  • How he got started as an agent
  • State of industry for author advances
  • Advice for aspiring authors, such as developing thick skin and perseverence
  • What he loves most about his job
  • Good time of year to query an agent
  • Print book industry

Recently, two of Barry’s clients were nominated for the Norton Award: Holly Black for her book, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown; and Karen Healey for When We Wake (which is on sale for $1.99). The Norton Award is presented to young adult or middle grade science fiction and fantasy novels, collections, or anthologies.

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Moses Siregar III
Co-Host, Interviewer, and Producer

Moses Siregar III is the author of THE BLACK GOD’S WAR, a dramatic epic fantasy novel inspired by Homer; you can sample it for 99 cents at Amazon or Smashwords. He lives with his family at high elevation in Prescott, AZ, and blogs about passion for the writing life at Moses and Dionysus Walk Into a Bar …

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