CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF QUALITY REPRESENTATION
What We Do
Creating good fortune for aspiring writers:
For months—perhaps years—you’ve invested your creative energy and passion in writing your manuscript. Now it’s complete, and you realize that what other writers have been warning you about is true. The easy part is done. It’s time for you to try to sell your book, an activity for which most writers are ill-prepared, because selling your book involves an entirely different set of skills and knowledge. The anxiety that this generates has been felt by every author who came before you.
The job of Serendipity Literary Agency is to ease you through the transition from writer to published author in the easiest way possible. We have the contacts you need, the knowledge required to market your work effectively, and the skill to negotiate the most favorable contract on your behalf.
If you have general questions about how literary agents work, you’ll find many of them answered in our FAQs. When you’re ready to learn about taking the first real steps toward submitting your manuscript, review Submitting Manuscripts and Proposals.
We see the writing and publishing process as a collaborative experience. You can expect guidance with content development, proposal development, and certainly some editorial review. We are available to you throughout the entire writing process. Our team will help you determine the ideal format and approach for your project. We also help in assuring that the presentation of your proposal and sample material will stand out. We assist our authors in making sure the idea is viable in the current marketplace.
Our agents are here to help you through the entire publication process. To that end, we negotiate the sale and/or license the rights to your work. We review your publishing contract and negotiate the terms of your agreement with the goal of getting you the best financial deal with the ideal publishing partner. Further, we collect and disburse monies due to you from both domestic and foreign publishers.
It takes a full team of individuals to bring your project to life. If there is a need for ghostwriting we will help match you with the ideal partner to bring your story to life. We will also help you source the ideal independent publicist to enhance the efforts of the in-house publicist.