On Leaving Your Literary Agent

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A few months ago, writer Patrick Ross made a difficult and possibly regrettable decision: he left his literary agent.

He didn’t have another agent lined up, or even any strong leads on where to find one; he’s currently sending his book around and receiving rejections.

What made him take such a risky leap? Read his story here.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →