Props to Maud for bringing Secret Agent to life. In her new recurring segment, an agent from "a small, but well-regarded, literary agency in Manhattan" will take questions from readers. In installment number one, though, Maud is doing the asking.
You’ve been at this for a while now. How have your expectations changed in the years since you started?
When I first started working at an agency, editors had a lot more say over what they could buy. Now, even the most senior editors can be overruled by marketing, even if they desperately want something and only have to pay $20,000. So, unfortunately, I’m almost never 100% sure anymore that something will sell, and that’s the biggest change.
We can't wait to see the Secret Agent tackle these.