I love these agent interviews. They’re always so insightful. Thanks to Amy for sharing this!

Amy M. Newman

Today, we’re interviewing Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services. If you’re looking for a literary agent, Rachael might be the one for you! Welcome, Rachel!

Me: How did you become an agent?

Rachael: I’ve always been very passionate about books and reading. I studied English at Ithaca College, but I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do with my degree. I briefly considered grad school, but I knew deep down that going the MA/PhD route wasn’t the right path for me. (I used to joke that I was a terrible English major because I would study these amazing classic works in class and then go home and devour the most vapid YA novels—and have much more fun doing it!) I knew I didn’t really want to teach and I thought publishing seemed interesting, so I decided to go for it. I really didn’t know much about the industry—I just knew that I wanted to…

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