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Discuss literary agents and agenting... Need help with your query letter? Post it here for feedback! This is a publicly viewable forum.

  1. What do you guys think?

    After getting sick of the auto-rejection letters that I keep getting from agents... and sick of redoing my query letters over and over to different...

    Started by Chris Hagler‎, 03-10-2015 07:47 PM
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  2. "Epic Novels"--Definition?

    I've written two novels I was unable to sell (or even find agents for). They were rather small in scope as far as characters and settings. With my...

    Started by Olenska‎, 12-15-2003 10:05 AM
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    12-16-2003, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  3. Query Critique Please - Siren Pacific

    Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks! Dear Agent: Arden Reines would love nothing more than to spend her days singing with the ocean...

    Started by Beth‎, 04-03-2013 11:00 AM
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    04-12-2013, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Query letter for Memoirs

    Hello all. It's been a loooooooong time since I posted here. Out of the mix somewhat, but considering the wide-range of talent at WritersNet, it was...

    Started by James Lewis‎, 04-29-2008 08:17 PM
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    05-03-2008, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  5. Lyrical prose

    What is the definition of lyrical prose? If you believe, and you were told, your YA novel is written in a lyrical prose style, is this something...

    Started by Charles Humphrey‎, 02-28-2005 06:30 AM
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    03-01-2005, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  6. Query Letter Critique- YA Urban Fantasy Novel

    So I have queried various agents and even rewritten my query letter and I'm still not even getting asked for more of my novel than their submission...

    Started by Dakota Byrd‎, 01-04-2011 09:32 AM
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    01-15-2011, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  7. Word Count matters

    Are you telling me my novel with 63,000 words will not get as close a look by an agent as 100k word book?

    Started by joe‎, 02-26-2004 09:27 AM
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    02-27-2004, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  8. Miss Snark's Identity Revealed!

    I know this is completely self-serving of me, but for the details, go to my blog . If that html doesn't work, it's www.novelistinparadise.com ...

    Started by Richard Lewis‎, 10-18-2005 03:45 AM
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    10-19-2005, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  9. Diane Raintree Lit. Agency

    I am searching for new writers who are disciplined and resourceful in their craft and expect something to get done with their manuscripts. PHANTOM...

    Started by Gregory A. Baker RCA‎, 02-17-1998 08:06 PM
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    04-18-2000, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Grey Tiger

    I am trying to get buyers or agents for my screenplay, Grey Tiger, an adoptation of my book "Grey Tiger" volume 1. The story is about a boy that...

    Started by Antwon Taylor Taylor‎, 04-09-2009 01:55 PM
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    04-25-2009, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  11. Radio Show Proposal

    Hi all, Has anyone here ever written or pitched a proposal for a radio show? Who would be the appropriate contact? Would a typical literary agent...

    Started by Ele Anon‎, 07-01-2004 03:57 PM
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    07-06-2004, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  12. How many pages equals words?

    Hi everyone: What I'm wondering is (since I'm doing this big rewrite for an editor my agent hooked me up with) how many published pages equals a...

    Started by Nate Newton‎, 11-21-2003 11:35 AM
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    11-22-2003, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  13. Top 10 Literary Agents

    Picked this up at a writer's conference on the East Coast. These are reputed to be the Top 10 Literary Agents in the United States: 1. Miriam...

    Started by Nate Fishbaum‎, 07-18-2007 06:44 AM
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    07-22-2007, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  14. First Query Attempt..

    Hello everyone.. Thanks to Victoria's help I'm able to post and have my first query attempt.. Criticism, constructive or not, is welcome. ...

    Started by imported_Josh Maher‎, 10-17-2010 08:26 PM
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    11-15-2010, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  15. Your opinion on skipping the agent entirely.

    I have done some research lately and there are a lot of compelling articles online regarding publishing. There are a few that totally recommend...

    Started by Chris Hagler‎, 05-01-2015 09:19 PM
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    09-10-2015, 03:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Sheldon Fogelman Agency

    On December 30, I wrote Sheldon Fogelman Agency asking ONLY for permission to submit a manuscript. I described in a few sentences the story\'s...

    Started by Joyce Miller‎, 01-24-2010 06:02 PM
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    01-25-2010, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  17. Seriously long time, even for top-tier?

    I know no one here's a mind-reader, and that's the only person who could "accurately" answer this, but I am curious as to opinions. Just a bit...

    Started by SapphireBlue‎, 04-11-2013 10:30 AM
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    02-26-2015, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  18. Literary agent for mathematical or philosophical fiction?

    I know, I know - it's an abstract and unsalable topic (but an important one I think). I've recently finished my novel regarding these, however, and...

    Started by sbarari‎, 02-04-2014 09:54 PM
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  19. Selling a 51,000 word novel

    I've had several requests from very reputable agents recently to read the full manucript of my novel. Today I received a rejection from one agent...

    Started by Rachel‎, 01-22-2002 08:44 AM
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  20. New York Literary Agency

    I submitted a query to this agency online and straight away they sent a letter requesting a manuscript of which I sent almost immediately,does anyone...

    Started by T.E. Manthey‎, 07-13-2005 08:32 AM
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    04-16-2010, 04:43 AM Go to last post

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