Ask The Agent with Bree Ogden - Now Taking Your Questions!

Ask The Agent with Bree Ogden

One of the most exciting and helpful features we offer in the LitReactor Magazine is our series of columns geared at answering reader questions. As you know, Erin Reel-- publishing and editorial consultant, writing coach, columnist and blog host-- led this feature with her masterly 'Ask The Lit Coach' series of columns. But recently, Erin decided to hand the reigns over to a new expert and Bree Ogden was her obvious recommendation!

Now, those of you familiar with our writing classes know Bree well. She taught our first ever comic class 'Intro To Graphic Novel Writing,' which sold out in its first run and recently had an encore. Bree represents graphic novels, children’s books, young adult, and art books at the D4EO Literary Agency. She has been a literary agent going on three years and has spent the last seven years in various departments of publishing. 

Here's a word from Bree on the type of questions she's looking for:

I'm happy to answer any questions about the publishing industry. But more specifically, I am happy to cater to people who have questions about researching and querying agents, finding the right agent, proper publishing etiquette, how to go from idea to completed manuscript, marketing yourself, social media for writers. Blah blah blah. I'm really happy to discuss any of it.

By now you should know how this works. Submit your question via email below and Bree will choose a few that she'll answer here on the site a week from now. The following week we make another announcement, and the cycle continues. So have at it!

Ask The Agent!

Bree Ogden

News by Bree Ogden

Bree Ogden is a literary agent at D4EO Literary Agency, mainly representing children’s, young adult, graphic novels. Bree’s childhood passion for graphic novels (really all things graphic) was exponentially exacerbated with the numerous screenwriting and graphic novel courses she took through her higher education. When she is not agenting, she often teaches workshops and gives keynote addresses on the publishing industry. Bree also independently coaches aspiring graphic novelists.

Bree graduated with a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Journalism from Northeastern University. She has spent many years working as a freelance journalist and currently co-operates the macabre children’s magazine, Underneath the Juniper Tree, where she serves as Editorial Director and Magazine Curator.

In her free time, she is a resident judge of The Ghastly Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Horror Comics.

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Yorek's picture
Yorek from Portland, Oregon is reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut July 3, 2012 - 2:18pm

In Bree’s Graphic Novel class she provides us with clear and specific info designed to remove the stress from publishing. She wants writers to succeed. And, most importantly, she wants writers to focus on their writing rather than struggling with submission guidelines. Her insight is worth more than gold. Now do yourself a favor and ask Bree lots of questions. She knows her stuff.

Congrats, Bree! Well deserved.

Liana's picture
Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee and loving it! August 1, 2012 - 3:43am

I'll try sending a question. New to this.

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angeladildine from Texas is reading The Stupidest Angel August 13, 2012 - 1:19pm

Is it smarter to go with an independent agent or one that works within a turn key operation?  In general, do you think it's better use individual places or an all encompassing publishing house like Greenleaf Book Group where you can find your agent, editor, illustrator, etc. all in one place?

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Carly Berg December 18, 2012 - 3:24pm

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eirikodin from Auburn, NY is reading Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler February 25, 2013 - 7:46pm

All of us have sent out queries via email.  I was wondering if there is a blacklist for authors that have been rejected via email.  Is this a type of tool that exists to make an agents life easier so they don't get the same people emailing them regularly?  If so, do names and email addresses on the blacklist disappear over time?

Leif

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Tom1960 from Athens, Georgia is reading Heart's A Rover by James ellroy April 22, 2013 - 3:33pm

HI,

I have completed the first draft of my first novel.  Is it worthwhile to hire an editor to review my work before the first rewrite or should I wait until  I have done at least one edit and rewrite on my own?