Postcards from the Wastelands




I first bumped into Jericho Writers when searching online for agent contacts.  They were quite high on the list and I was instantly drawn to the idea of their Agent Match Search Engine.  Having spent a long time struggling to find suitable agents to contact using the more conventional means, like the Writers and Artists Yearbook, it seemed the perfect solution.

Luckily, the nice people at Jericho Writers are genuinely committed to assisting authors and give a free trial of their search engine for seven days.  What can I say other than absolutely marvellous!  You can search by genre, location, size of agent house, number of clients and for those actively looking to increase their client list.  In most cases a short agent bio is included along with a list of their present clients, interview and information on their personal story likes. Thereby, not only identifying agents sympathetic to your work almost instantly but those that may actually read it! 

However, that is not all Jericho has to offer.  Not by a long shot!

During the week of free access I received emails with information on how to go about contacting an agent and how to ensure you make your submission more likely to succeed, alongside examples and templates.  All invaluable insights into the nature of agency.

On becoming a member of Jericho writers you also have access to a wealth of information about publishing, writing and marketing that help you avoid pitfalls and increase your chances of success.

Additionally, Jericho writers give you access to editors, run writing courses and events where you can actually meet agents face to face.  They are committed to helping authors of all kinds; fiction, non fiction, screenwriters, experienced and those just starting up.  They give tips and advice on such things as coping with manuscript rejection and everything is written and laid out in such an easy straightforward manner that it’s a pleasure to read.

I really can’t recommend Jericho Writers highly enough.  Take a look and I’m sure you will agree:

Keller Yeats

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