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    Jonny Diamond

    June 15, 2023, 1:12pm

    Sound too good to be true? Well I have news for you, dear aspiring writer, you can get yourself a phone call or a manuscript critique from a fancy literary agent by bidding at this year’s Literary Agents of Change Auction. 

    The LAOC is an organization that believes that

    advancing the publishing industry must include attracting and cultivating a truly diverse workforce while also enhancing fair and equitable treatment, access, and advancement within the industry.

    To that end, Literary Agents of Change

    offers a Fellowship Program to encourage recruitment into the profession, and a Mentorship Program focused on the retention and promotion of agents from … historically underrepresented groups, particularly people of color [while recognizing the systems of overlapping oppressions in regard to race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and ability.]

    So what does that mean for you and your incredible manuscript/book proposal? You can head here and bid on a phone call or critique from one of scores of prominent literary agents, who might be able to unlock that last bit of potential for your would-be book. (Disclosure: I had a wonderful lunch many years ago with one of these agents who was gracious and very helpful.)

    And the fact that your money will go to help level the playing field in the world of literary representation is a win-win for everyone.

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