on finding an agent:
"One question I'm frequently asked is how I landed my literary agent. The answer: research (what type of work she likes and represents) and then an old-fashioned query letter.
For anyone looking for a bit of a guide to writing their query letter, here's a great place to start." – J.M.
MFA, University of North Carolina Wilmington
BFA, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections: We Call This Thing Between Us Love and … Hide Behind Me… His debut novel, The Returned, was optioned
–pre-release!– by actor Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, as a television series and premiered on the ABC network March 9, 2014 under the title Resurrection (since picked up for its second season). His second novel, The Wonder of All Things, will release in the fall of 2014 and has been optioned –also pre-release!– by Lionsgate Films for the big screen.
Jason lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in fiction and an MFA in poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various journals including Prick of the Spindle, the Thomas Wolfe Review, The Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets, Measure, and Chautauqua. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award, and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of ten “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch.
Praise for The Returned: