Questionable Practices by Literary Agents

Questionable Practices by Literary Agents This isn’t one of those posts that I’m excited about, but a few things have come to my attention recently that made me want to remind you all to beware of certain practices by literary agents that may be unethical, questionable, or represent a conflict of interest. Of course, every case is different, and just because an agent is doing one of these things doesn’t necessarily mean they’re unscrupulous. Just keep your eyes open for any red flags, and if you think your agent (or prospective agent) is engaging in any of these practices, don’t be afraid to ask them about it and get it explained to your satisfaction. Here are some things that may raise a red flag: Asking clients to help pay for the agent’s travel expenses. Many agents spend a good deal of money traveling to...
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