Writing

How to Become a Literary Agent: 5 Tips for Working as a Literary Agent

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 23, 2021 • 3 min read

Any new writer looking to get a book deal will likely need the help of a literary agency. Literary agents know how the publishing industry works and have in-depth knowledge of the publishing world. They also have connections to publishing houses, providing their client list with access to both major houses and independent publishers. Especially for new authors, a literary agent can prove to be invaluable in the quest to get published.