Blogs are not everyone’s cup of tea. However, many writers bookmark blogs such as the following and check in on them whenever they have a spare minute. The agents’ blogs offer insight into how agents think and what they look for and avoid. The editors’ and writing blogs help with skills and technique. The publishing blogs discuss the industry. To read a blog, just click on its name.


Dystel & Goderich
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management staff members

Janet Reid, Literary Agent
Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Management

Lucienne Diver’s Drivel
Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency

Miss Snark, the Literary Agent
An anonymous agent
Note: Miss Snark stopped blogging several years ago, but the blog archives are chock full of valuable advice.

Pub Rants
Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency

Query Shark
Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Management

Rachelle Gardner
Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary Agency

Slush Pile Hell
An anonymous literary agent


An American Editor
Rich Adin

The Book Deal
Alan Rinzler

Katharine O’Moore-Klopf

Evil Editor
An anonymous editor

Flogging the Quill
Ray Rhamey

Jane Friedman
Jane Friedman

Ramona DeFelice Long
Ramona DeFelice Long


GalleyCat staff members

Guide to Literary Agents
Chuck Sambuchino

Nathan Bransford, Author
Nathan Bransford

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
Joe Konrath

The Passive Voice
David P. Vandagriff

Pub(lishing) Crawl
A group of authors and industry professionals

Writer Beware: The Blog
Writer Beware staff members


Advanced Fiction Writing Blog
Randy Ingermanson

Miss Snark’s First Victim
An anonymous writer

Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers
Martha Alderson