Are You Ready for a Literary Agent: An Interview with Cynthia Ruchti


Today’s guest is literary agent Cynthia Ruchti of Books & Such Literary Management. You may remember Cynthia from Episode 240 when she spoke to us about writing with deep emotion.

Cynthia gives us a great bird’s eye view of what agents do and don’t do, how that will differ among agencies, and things for you to consider in order to know when is the right time for you to look for an agent.

Part of what a literary agent does is to eliminate all the reasons why an acquisitions editor would say no to a manuscript, she says. But depending on the agent, they also help manage an author’s career.

Learn more about Cynthia and Books & Such (and what they’re looking for) on their website,

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at