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Lit Match

Hosted by: Abigail K. Perry

A podcast made to help writers find the best literary agent for their writing and business career.

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First Chapters: Remarkably Bright Creatures (with Savannah Gilbo)

Abigail and Savannah analyze the first chapter of the bestselling and award-winning novel REMARKABLY BRIGHt CREATURES by Shelby Van Pelt. This was one of Abigail's favorite reads in 2023, and there are great reasons...
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Kate McKean ON: Demystifying Book Publishing Contracts

Take out your notepads! Abigail sits down with literary agent Kate McKean for a very special conversation about book publishing contracts. This is a topic that intimidated Abigail early in her career—as it does many...
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First Chapters: Fourth Wing (with Savannah Gilbo)

Abigail is back with book coach and editor Savannah Gilbo! Today, Abigail and Savannah analyze the first chapter of the bestselling fantasy novel FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros. Together, they discuss why these opening...
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Megan Tady ON: Resiliency and How She Turned Rejections into a Published Debut

Abigail sits down with Megan Tady (Super Bloom, May 2023) to discuss her debut and path to publishing. Humble and resilient, Megan shares her experience and knowledge about a wide range of writing tips from the...
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Meghan Stevenson ON: Her Literary Agent Matchmaking Strategy, the Pitfalls of Traditional Publishing, and Publishing Myths that Need to be Busted

Abigail sits down with Meghan Stevenson (Meghan Stevenson Books) to talk about all things traditional publishing. After an editing career at a traditional publisher, Meghan left her job and started Meghan Stevenson...
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First Chapters: The Magicians (with Savannah Gilbo)

 Abigail sits down with certified editor and book coach Savannah Gilbo to discuss and analyze the first chapter of Lev Grossman's THE MAGICIANS (and it's a doozy of a first chapter!). Both fantasy lovers, Savannah and...
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First Chapters: A Discovery of Witches (with Savannah Gilbo)

Abigail is back with book coach and editor Savannah Gilbo! Today, Abigail and Savannah sit down to analyze the first chapter of the bestselling fantasy novel A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness. Together, they...
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First Chapters: Untamed (with Suzette Mullen)

Abigail sits down with book coach and memoir writer Suzette Mullen to analyze the prologue and first chapter of Glennon Doyle's bestselling and groundbreaking memoir, UNTAMED. Together, they discuss the differences...
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Ariele Fredman ON: The Difference Between a Book Publicist and a Literary Agent, Her Mission to Expand Commercial Fiction, and How to Understand Where a Book Fits in the Market

Abigail sits down with Ariele Fredman, a book publicist turned literary agent at United Talent Agency (UTA). Ariele is actively seeking commercial fiction in: General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller,...
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First Chapters: Legendborn (with Savannah Gilbo)

A special episode that shares a piece of Abigail and Savannah's May Book Notes meeting!  In this episode, Abigail and book coach companion Savannah Gilbo share a piece of their May virtual book club meeting; they take...
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First Chapters: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (with Sara Gentry)

In this episode, Abigail takes a first chapter deep dive with kidlit book coach and author, Sara Gentry. Together, they discuss the first chapter of C.S. Lewis’s beloved masterwork, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE...
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First Chapters: The House Across the Lake (with Samantha Skal)

In this episode, Abigail takes a first chapter deep dive with Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense book coach expert and author, Samantha Skal. Together, they discuss the first chapter of Riley Sager's THE HOUSE ACROSS THE...
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