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This is an excellent interview for you to listen to if you are currently looking for a literary agent, or you have an agent but the relationship doesn't seem to be working well for you.
About Megan Close Zavala
Megan Close Zavala is a literary agent at Keller Media. Her passion lies not only in getting great books published, but in working closely with the authors who write them. Nothing is more exciting than a great new idea or story!
A bibliophile for as long as she can remember, Megan has found her dream job working in the world of publishing. Prior to her agenting career, Megan read, reviewed, edited, rejected and selected thousands of book and script projects for agencies, film companies and publishing companies. She uses her background in entertainment and legal affairs in negotiating the best deals for her clients and in helping them think outside of the box.
While she represents books in all genres, she is currently most interested in the following genres: Self-Help, Relationships, Pop Culture, Pop Psychology, Parenting, Management, Career, Entrepreneurship, Business, Personal Finance, and Fiction (especially Crime, Mystery/Suspense, and Literary).
Note, Megan represents books but not screenplays. If you have a book that would make a good movie after publication, she can work to sell those rights, but she's not the right agent for a screenwriter who wants to sell a script to Hollywood.
Some of her clients include:
Mark O’Connell, prolific film and television writer: https://www.amazon.com/Close-Encounters-Man-World-Believe/dp/0062484176
Natalie McCain, photographer and body image thought leader: https://www.amazon.com/Honest-Body-Project-Untouched-Portraits/dp/1510720936
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