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  1. Exclusives

    Thanks to Gina for bringing up this topic earlier. Typically, what is the exclusivity time length that should be granted to an agent? Currently,...

    Started by * Chris‎, 03-02-2006 09:17 PM
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    03-03-2006, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  2. Agent Contract

    For those of you who signed on with your agent, what was your contract time length?

    Started by * Chris‎, 02-23-2006 09:10 AM
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    02-24-2006, 02:56 AM Go to last post
  3. I get it now!

    For months now, Iíve thought that a new agent storming into the industry without a solid background in the literary world should be given a chance. ...

    Started by * Chris‎, 02-21-2006 10:57 AM
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    02-24-2006, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Agent Request

    I've been sending out queries for the last 6 weeks. This is the first time an agent has ever requested this type of info. Is this typical? ...

    Started by * Chris‎, 01-11-2006 01:16 PM
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    01-11-2006, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  5. NY Creative Management

    Does anyone have the scoop on NY Creative Management? The president of this agency, Jeff Schmidt, wanted to see my ms. A mental red flag is going up...

    Started by * Chris‎, 12-29-2005 01:20 PM
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    12-30-2005, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  6. writing "real people" (legal-type discus

    Hi, I'm wondering if there is anyone who frequents these boards who may have insight on libel and other legal threats that may be made when...

    Started by ***‎, 07-25-2003 12:26 PM
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    07-28-2003, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  7. after the happy dance, questions a writer should a

    Hi, Let's assume a writer gets a wonderful phone call from a wonderfully nice agent who offers representation. After the writer hangs...

    Started by ***‎, 07-25-2003 12:15 PM
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    07-26-2003, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  8. writing "real" people

    Ten weeks ago I mailed my manuscript to an agent who, after reading a paritial, "loved" it and wanted to see the whole thing. According to the...

    Started by ***‎, 07-23-2003 07:36 AM
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    08-02-2003, 08:44 AM Go to last post
  9. Submitting a synopsis

    With so much discussion and effort that goes into writing a synopsis, I realized there are blurry guidelines regarding when to submit it. Do you...

    Started by ***Emma ***‎, 02-23-2006 12:43 PM
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    02-24-2006, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  10. query letter needs improvement

    I sent out eight queries using this letter, and got two positive responses. I\'d like to improve those odds. One agent said that my publishing...

    Started by -- debraji‎, 03-20-2006 08:39 AM
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    03-20-2006, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  11. query puzzle - round 2

    Okay, I've eliminated the clutter of plot points. I'm still having particular trouble with the last phrase--I understand why it sounds cliche, but...

    Started by -- debraji‎, 08-11-2005 05:59 PM
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    08-12-2005, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  12. query puzzle - round 1

    While my novel is with the beta readers, I thought I'd work on my query and synopsis. I'm a long time lurker, and have watched with interest as you...

    Started by -- debraji‎, 08-09-2005 04:38 PM
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    08-10-2005, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Outdoor Writer\'s Agent?

    Any outdoor writers on the forum who have had success with an agent who can market outdoor material? Sportfishing and scuba diving adventure book...

    Started by -hunter‎, 11-21-2003 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-21-2003, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  14. Your Questions

    I work at a highly reputable agency in New York who handle about 60% non-fiction and 40% fiction. I am more than willing to give real answers on any...

    Started by a "real" agent in New York‎, 08-21-2001 11:34 PM
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  15. The long, long, loooong road to publication

    I\'ve completed steps 1-10 of being published. 1) Actually finished a novel, plus 2 screenplays. 2) Edited, re-wrote and edited again. 3) Threw...

    Started by A Atkinson‎, 10-21-2004 03:10 PM
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    10-27-2004, 06:50 AM Go to last post
  16. S. Lipskar from Writer's House

    Simon Lipskar from Writer's House wants an exclusive; I don't know about the rest of you but I think he's a fantastic agent. Only issue is, I can't...

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-28-2004 04:48 PM
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    01-28-2004, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  17. You'd rather not...

    ... work with who? If you've had some bad agents before, or know a horror story about an agent, who is it? I want to avoid others mistakes if I...

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-23-2004 10:18 AM
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    01-26-2004, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  18. P&E Agent Listings

    Next to some listings on P&E there is a "$" sign, what does that mean?

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-22-2004 01:52 PM
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    01-22-2004, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  19. Upset

    I'm upset with my agent! She has had my non-fic proposal for months, keeps saying there is interest and it is on submission to all sorts of editors,...

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-14-2004 10:58 AM
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    01-15-2004, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  20. S. Herner's new address

    Does anyone know Susan Herner's new address since she moved from Scarsdale, NY to CT?

    Started by a different Joyce‎, 12-14-2002 03:16 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-14-2002, 03:16 PM Go to last post

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