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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. have I been doing it all wrong? (queries)

    I had always assumed it was standard procedure to query with a cover letter and enclose a (very brief, but telling) one-page synopsis. After reading...

    Started by Cade Kaiser‎, 03-08-2008 07:28 PM
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    03-09-2008, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  2. I think I'm getting a lttle closer but..

    I think the last sentence still needs work. Please comment: If the story in the ancient letters is true, it was Joseph, brother of Jesus, who was...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 03-06-2008 02:06 PM
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    03-09-2008, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  3. ah yes, another revision

    Okay, let's just say I like banging my head against the wall and want to keep trying to get my query right. I have a few questions. First, should...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 03-07-2008 07:53 AM
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    03-09-2008, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  4. Amusing Fiction

    If your book is written so it has funny incidents and episodes, making it a light and amusing read, how can you explain that in your query? You...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 03-08-2008 08:10 AM
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    03-09-2008, 07:08 AM Go to last post
  5. Agent Query finally asks...

    Finally, an agent answered my query today (on a Saturday!) to see the first three chapters of my novel plus she'd like a synopsis. Here's my...

    Started by Write Idea‎, 03-08-2008 09:09 AM
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    03-09-2008, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-08-2008, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  7. 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, 03-07-2008 12:02 AM
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    03-07-2008, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 03:17 PM
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    03-07-2008, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 08:41 PM
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    03-07-2008, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 12:12 PM
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    03-07-2008, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 07:55 AM
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    03-07-2008, 05:02 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 06:51 AM
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    03-06-2008, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 04:59 PM
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    03-06-2008, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 03:15 PM
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    03-05-2008, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 07:21 PM
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    03-05-2008, 07:07 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 08:32 AM
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    03-05-2008, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 09:23 PM
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    03-05-2008, 05:39 AM Go to last post
  18. What % agented books sell?

    What % agented books sell? Anyone got the stats?

    Started by Wonky‎, 02-28-2008 10:05 PM
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    03-05-2008, 01:31 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 08:51 AM
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    03-05-2008, 01:22 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 06:13 PM
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    03-02-2008, 08:51 PM Go to last post

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