Site of Interest: Ask a Literary Agent

This weeks site of interest is

Please feel free to ask Mr. Lukeman your questions about publishing (or about the craft of writing) by posting them in the "comments" section of the blog. He cannot answer every question, but will pick questions to respond to once every few days or so. Please be advised that he is providing this service simply to give back to the writing community and that he is not accepting new clients, so please don't use this blog to query him.

About Noah

Noah Lukeman is President of Lukeman Literary Management Ltd, which he founded in 1996. His clients include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, finalists for the National Book Award, multiple New York Times bestsellers, major celebrities, and faculty of universities ranging from Harvard to Stanford. Mr. Lukeman is also author of several books on the craft of writing, including The First Five Pages (Simon & Schuster), The Plot Thickens (St. Martins Press) and A Dash of Style: (W.W. Norton). He has also authored two e-books: How to Write a Great Query Letter, which he gives away for free as a way of giving back to the writing community, and How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent. He has made available over 100 pages of free advice for authors from all his books, which you can read on his site. Mr. Lukeman has been a guest speaker on the subjects of writing and publishing at numerous forums, including The Juilliard School, the Wallace Stegner writing program at Stanford University and the Writers Digest Panel at Book Expo America. He earned his B.A. with High Honors in English and Creative Writing from Brandeis University, cum laude.

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  1. Hi, I want to ask you a question. It's about wattpad, a site to share stories.
    I've heard that posting a story on sites like these could be a disadvantage in the eyes of publishing companies for someone that might later want to publish their material. Is that true?
    Thank you.


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