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    Humans, be it said, are self-destructive. That is, I believe, amply corroborated by a query which I myself posted, in the fall of 2004, to Gillon...

    Started by Malleus Maleficus‎, 05-25-2005 01:37 PM
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  2. [Literary Agents] Question about book purchase

    I was just wondering - what's the average payment for a first book? I mean when the publisher purchases the book, not the royalties.

    Started by DJ Clawson‎, 02-25-2004 07:54 AM
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    02-26-2004, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Zumaya

    Anyone familiar with Zumaya publications? Is this a vanity press?

    Started by Rich L.‎, 04-01-2004 09:06 AM
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    04-02-2004, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  4. ZSH

    Has anyone had any experience with Esmond Harmsworth of the ZSH Literary Agency? He has asked me for the first fifty pages of my manuscript. Ray

    Started by Ray Carlton‎, 07-19-2002 02:34 PM
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    08-08-2004, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  5. zoe pagnamenta/PDF

    Anyone have any personal experience with either Zoe Pagnamenta or with PDF agency? I've done the usual searches. Pagnamenta was an agent here in the...

    Started by peter‎, 10-30-2003 05:48 PM
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    11-12-2003, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Zitwer rip-off artist

    BDL got off easy. She asked me for $995. I wonder if BDL got the same scummy letter I did. BTW, does anyone know if there are authorities we can...

    Started by Mary Ann‎, 04-13-2002 01:39 PM
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    04-14-2002, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  7. Zitwer as crook (cont'd)

    Several of us in my writing group sent queries to Barbara Zitwer including one someone made up as a joke with lots of typos. We ALL got back the...

    Started by Maxine‎, 04-19-2004 01:19 PM
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    04-19-2004, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Zitwer agency question

    What's the scoop on the Barbara J. Zitwer Literary Agency? She's not recommended at P&E but appears to have sold a ton of books to reputable...

    Started by Charles Deemer‎, 04-18-2005 12:11 PM
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    04-19-2005, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  9. Zitwer

    Barbara Zitwer is clearly one more of so much slime out there. Anyone who looks her up on Google will see that she fancies herself a playwright. ...

    Started by Serge‎, 04-12-2002 06:33 PM
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    04-13-2002, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  10. Zip Code question

    Hi, I have an agent who is interested in seeing my full man. She sent me her mailing address this morning as: 16 W. 36 St., 13th fl., NYC...

    Started by Daria Wells‎, 03-17-2004 12:34 PM
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    03-17-2004, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  11. zee zee's amazing agent search?

    Any news? As I recall, at the cliffhanger end of the last installment zee zee had a solid offer of rep from a desirable agent, a glamour agent...

    Started by Molly Tenbrooks‎, 04-24-2006 09:46 AM
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    04-24-2006, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  12. Zachary Schuster Harmbrough - I think that's how i

    Does anybody know about this NY-based agency? I'm wondering what their story is. I just read the rejection letter they sent to my dad - I'm wondering...

    Started by Eric Gilmartin‎, 07-02-2001 03:16 PM
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    07-03-2001, 08:51 PM Go to last post

    It can happen, folks! My agent just emailed me today with the news that Riverhead has accepted my novel (2-book deal, for an embarrassingly colossal...

    Started by keith miller‎, 07-17-2002 12:31 AM
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    07-21-2002, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Yuk

    I feel horrible - My full was just rejected and I was really, really hoping for this one! This is my first rejection on a full, so it's disapointing...

    Started by Judy Finnigan‎, 06-14-2005 07:24 AM
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    06-14-2005, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  15. youwriteon

    Has anyone heard about this site? It claims to be a sort of peer review site with the added incentive that if your work is rated high enough, it...

    Started by Rich L.‎, 09-11-2006 06:47 AM
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    09-13-2006, 02:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Your writing genre

    I wonder if sometimes I am genre-bound. I write for adults and use all the language and situations that conflict and amuse 30-plus year old people. I...

    Started by George Eastman‎, 02-13-2005 06:54 AM
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    02-14-2005, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  17. Your worst query mistakes!

    Okay writers, We all know the sinking feeling of sending out one (or more) of our letters with typos we just didn't catch. I think it would be...

    Started by Ara Hagopian‎, 04-24-2003 01:15 AM
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    04-24-2003, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  18. your valued opinions sought...

    Hi Gang, Nasty modem problems have kept me from visiting the site from home for a while, but I've been watching from the stands! I have a sort of...

    Started by Mike Campbell‎, 04-10-2003 11:02 PM
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    04-14-2003, 05:16 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 10:34 PM
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    08-23-2001, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  20. Your query

    I'm just curious... Have you ever included something in your query letter, such as your third-grade-writing-contest award, or information about...

    Started by Shelley Stout‎, 07-30-2009 03:03 AM
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    07-31-2009, 10:31 AM Go to last post

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