Many inmates write. They write novels, plays, screenplays, short stories, etc. Some want to be published. Finding an agent is a daunting task for anyone, and especially so for someone in prison. Here’s a suggestion: why not act as your own agent?
Here’s how to do it:
In today’s world, commonplace wisdom states that you need a literary agent if you want to be published. So authors spend lots of time sending out query letters and/or proposals to literary agents. Sixty percent of agents don’t even read the queries, they just shoot back a standard rejection letter. Another 38 percent of agents either have a stable of authors that is already full, or they specialize in a genre that is different from what you write. Which means about two percent of all literary agents might be interested in taking on new authors.
So what do you do?