Intentional Writing, Industry Transparency, and Strategizing For Important, Difficult Books

The Manuscript Academy Podcast

with Agent Savannah Brooks

We are so happy to welcome Savannah Brooks, agent at Jennifer DiChiara Literary Agency, to the podcast!

In this episode, we discuss what’s normal to ask your agent, how is the industry becoming more transparent—and what happens after a book doesn’t sell.

We also discuss the odds of selling books at agent stage, working on books that are personal for us, and self-publishing in new and creative ways.
Savannah Brooks joined the Jennifer De Chiara team in 2018 as an associate literary agent after interning for a year and a half. She earned her MFA, focused in creative nonfiction, from Hamline University and her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. As well as agenting, she works as a publishing professor at the University of Minnesota, a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center, and a boxing instructor. She lives in Minneapolis and can regularly be found at one of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes—yes, even in winter.

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