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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. At what point does an agent offer a contract?

    Hi All, I thought I'd done my homework, but I'm a little confused nonetheless. I sent out queries (to agents) on a nonfiction project and received...

    Started by Cass 303‎, 03-03-2008 11:43 AM
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    03-08-2008, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  2. Ideas for my hook

    I'm trying to think of a good hook for my query letter. Here's a few thoughts. A dozen soldiers died to save an infant. The reason why perished...

    Started by chuck S‎, 03-06-2008 11:02 PM
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    03-07-2008, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  3. How do literary agents get you a contract, exactly

    I haven't heard anyone really talk about it in too much detail, so I figured I'd ask. I heard they query publishers in the same way that writers...

    Started by Dave O‎, 03-05-2008 02:17 PM
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    03-07-2008, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  4. I don't know what to put as a title

    LOL I must be such a loser. Okay, I know I talk a lot in my posts so I'll make this short. :D I keep working with my query, battling with it even....

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 03-06-2008 07:41 PM
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    03-07-2008, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  5. Giving away Twists in Query?

    When you write a Query to a literary agent...should you give tell them the surprises in your novel or just a basic summary. It sounds rather Plain...

    Started by Write Idea‎, 03-07-2008 11:12 AM
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    03-07-2008, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Okay, here's a revised query but

    is this query letter too short? Am I giving an agent a reason to, at least, want to read my synopsis? Is it still too dry and (ugh) scientific...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 03-06-2008 06:55 AM
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    03-07-2008, 04:02 AM Go to last post
  7. Query Letter help

    Where can a writer go to get "freelance" help with creating a new query letter for a fiction novel they've written? Are there services like that...

    Started by Melton Shell‎, 03-06-2008 05:51 AM
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    03-06-2008, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Can anyone help with my query letter?

    I posted this in another forum and the first response was that I might get more help here. An earlier query letter, I posted here, got immediate...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 03-04-2008 03:59 PM
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    03-06-2008, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  9. What is the current market looking for?

    Any thoughts on what the current market is looking for. I wrote a book of fiction that is a thriller and was wondering how the market stands for new...

    Started by Lawrence verrett‎, 02-29-2008 02:15 PM
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    03-05-2008, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  10. revisions for an agent

    Hi Y'all. An agent called me into his office and we had a good meeting. He didn't offer a contract yet, but he suggested changes on my novel, most...

    Started by green ray‎, 03-01-2008 06:21 PM
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    03-05-2008, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Professionalism

    Iím writing this post in response to some heated exchanges Iíve seen on these boards, for a couple of reasons. First is the community aspect. When...

    Started by Joe Trent‎, 03-02-2008 07:32 AM
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    03-05-2008, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Yet another query (3)

    I know I promised the last time would be the last time, but I kind of like this one. I'm sure I'll soon be disabused. Thanks for your help. ...

    Started by Joe Trent‎, 03-04-2008 08:23 PM
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    03-05-2008, 04:39 AM Go to last post
  13. What % agented books sell?

    What % agented books sell? Anyone got the stats?

    Started by Wonky‎, 02-28-2008 09:05 PM
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    03-05-2008, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  14. Creative Differences With an Agent

    Hey Fellow Writers, How do you handle creative differences with your agent? I LOVE my agent, so I'm not complaining about him/her. I just don't...

    Started by Joy Riches‎, 02-28-2008 07:51 AM
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    03-05-2008, 12:22 AM Go to last post
  15. Synopsis Alert

    I've been working on my synopsis lately and here's what I've come up with: Ion trusts no one, especially when it comes to the Gods of Olympus....

    Started by N M‎, 03-01-2008 05:13 PM
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    03-02-2008, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Synopsis Alert

    I've been working on my synopsis lately and here's what I've come up with: Ion trusts no one, especially when it comes to the Gods of Olympus....

    Started by N M‎, 03-01-2008 05:12 PM
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    03-01-2008, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Intro and question

    Hi all, I like what I see here. I'm brand new so here's my intro. I'm Sasha, Perth girl, writer of YA fantasy. My novel is book 1 of a trilogy (of...

    Started by Sasha Wasley‎, 02-27-2008 02:37 AM
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    03-01-2008, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  18. Queenly Query 2

    Thanks for your comments on my query, especially to Arden, who is absolutely amazing. I would never have the patience to go into so much detail!...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 03-01-2008 07:22 AM
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    03-01-2008, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  19. Is this good?

    I don't know if I can call this the synopsis or the hook or what. Can anyone please help? In Haxlost, the Dragons have always ruled. But war has...

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 02-28-2008 06:28 PM
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    02-29-2008, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  20. Query Letter Advice

    This is from http://theswivet.blogspot.com/search/label/queries a new agent-blogger I thought it is solid enough to bring here because it is from...

    Started by Arden Wolfe‎, 02-28-2008 12:02 PM
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    02-29-2008, 03:29 PM Go to last post

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