We're back with Agent Friday posts again. If you've missed some past agent highlights, click here to catch up.
Today we have Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary. Along with her interns Gwen Fitzgerald and Jennie Goloboy, she's looking mainly for non-fiction, but also fiction for YA and middle grades. Check out the details of what she's looking for.
The Minnesota-based agent maintains an informative blog, with a series of interviews on a regular basis. Here are some other posts you might enjoy.
We've all seen the many books-turned-blog Cinderella stories. Could your idea bring the same success? Frederick examines the issue in Is your idea 'blog worthy' or 'book ready'?
Frederick has some great posts on querying:
What not to do during the query process.
What to do with rejection: some stories of making lemonade from lemons.
If you're thinking about a writing conference: preparing for the conference, and what to do after the conference.
And, in this interesting post introducing her interns, Frederick asks them how their opinion of the publishing industry has changed now that they're more familiar with the business. Interesting and hopeful answers.
Do you think there's still hope for traditional publishing?
How long do you see it lasting?