Literary Agent Chip MacGregor–Episode 52–August 5 2015

WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between show

Summary: On episode 52 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with literary agent and author Chip MacGregor. We discussed:<br> <br> how to avoid getting scammed by predatory agents and editors;<br> why neither of us became sportswriters;<br> how the roll of the agent has changed in the last 10 years;<br> the basic financial model of literary agents;<br> the worst pitch he ever got (it involved a urinal);<br> a fortuitous moment at a literary conference; <br> some reasons writers get rejected by agents (other than “your writing stinks”)<br> why chasing publishing trends doesn’t work.<br> <br> We also touch on two of his books:<br> <a href=";qid=1438800592&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=chip+macgregor" target="_blank">Step By Step Pitches And Proposals: A Workbook For Writers </a><br> <a href=";qid=1438701725&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=chip+macgregor">How Can I Find A Literary Agent?: And 101 Other Questions Asked By Writers</a><br> About our guest:<br> <a href=""></a>Chip McGregor of <a href="" target="_blank">MacGregor Literary</a> is a literary agent, author, and speaker at conferences all over the county.<br> <br>