Each person submitting a nomination is required to write an essay listing the reasons their nominee deserves the award. I was eager to nominate my agent, Rachelle Gardner.
There are many wonderful agents representing ACFW members, but the Agent of the Year Awards panel had the difficult task of choosing the three 2011 finalists. They are:
Congratulations to all the nominees!
I’m delighted to see Rachelle receive this recognition. She’s an awesome agent. Yes, I’m biased. I’m also blessed. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.
Rachelle helped me shape, smooth, and polish my story until it was ready for submission, and then she sold it. That’s wonderful, and I’m extremely grateful.
Even more important to me, though, is the fact that she believes in me and is looking out for my best interests. I’m honored to have her on my Dream Team. Thank you, Rachelle!
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I’m hereby declaring this Agent Appreciation Day!
I know some of you are represented by great agents who work hard for you. Feel free to give a shout out to your agent in the comments today.
If you’re not currently represented, you could thank an agent for what he or she has done to educate or encourage you.