Dan Balow is a literary agent with The Steve Laube Agency and acquisitions editor for CLC Publications.
What do you look for in the first few paragraphs of a manuscript?
A compelling start, pulling me through line by line. Put your best foot forward at the beginning.
What do you listen for during a pitch at a conference?
A succinct explanation of who the writer is and why they write. A strong pitch is best explained in relatively few words.
How can attendees prepare for an appointment with you at Write-to-Publish?
Think through how you want to explain your work. Relax. Be real.
Interviewed by Susan Miura, speaker, freelance editor, and author of four award-winning novels and a children’s book.