At the many writer’s conferences, I attend, I’m often asked, “What’s the secret to impressing big agents and publishers?” You pretty much need an agent to get your work read at a largely established publisher, and with millions of submissions flowing into their inboxes each year, the struggle is to make yours stand out. If you’ve already published a book or two, it can be extra frustrating when they still won’t give you the time of day. See More . . .