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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. I've just flopped.

    I've been looking at guides on how to write a synopsis for a few days now (Since the previous two posts have bombed on the forums) And having got to...

    Started by Matthew Battles‎, 03-07-2009 06:29 AM
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  2. NEW, BETTER QUERY, please help and do not trash

    I have tried a new approach: honesty and directness. Dear X, For three years, I have worked in darkness and secret, toiling to perfect my...

    Started by peter lohan‎, 01-22-2007 05:35 PM
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  3. Interesting rejection response

    Just received an interesting rejection letter from an agent that I was very much hoping would represent me. She was very kind about it, and...

    Started by Marc Vinicky‎, 07-06-2005 11:57 AM
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    07-07-2005, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  4. how much delay is acceptable?

    This afternoon I got a request for the full ms on the basis of an e-mailed q-letter. The agent got back to me within an hour. She wants me to mail...

    Started by Charlie KiinbOte‎, 01-12-2005 09:47 AM
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  5. The Seymour Agency

    Ann and Victoria: Do you have any information about this agency in Canton, NY? Thanks. Lucia

    Started by lucia‎, 06-02-2001 08:40 AM
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    06-03-2001, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  6. One more try

    Dear Mr. : If you think being a teenager was tough, try being Yadwen, a half-elf with troubling responsibilities. At fifteen, he's expected to...

    Started by Donna Huffman‎, 07-15-2009 03:45 PM
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    07-16-2009, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  7. A sort of intro letter

    Hi all, Here's a little intro I drummed up to try and sell my wares. Your comments would be appreciated: The Shopping Trolleys of Desire -...

    Started by Robert Wall‎, 03-10-2006 07:08 AM
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    03-13-2006, 01:22 AM Go to last post
  8. if u were an agent would u ask 4 more?

    Hello everyone! Awhile back I received a lot of valuable help on my query letter and I'm asking for just a bit more. I've changed it slightly and...

    Started by r k‎, 07-30-2005 01:45 PM
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    07-31-2005, 03:45 PM Go to last post
  9. wait or send?

    I'd love any opinions on this. I'm unsure as to the best approach. I've recently started an agent search for a new book. I queried two editors and a...

    Started by Nicole Bailey‎, 11-17-2004 12:40 PM
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  10. "...and the wait is on"

    Hi, I recently got a pretty well-known NY agent (I REALLY lucked out) to represent my non-fiction book proposal (this is my first book). I...

    Started by Goldie‎, 02-27-2003 07:15 PM
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    02-28-2003, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Listing credit, blog for print publication

    I recently sat down for coffee with the managing editor of a local business magazine and she invited me to write a Q&A column (the concept being that...

    Started by Rick Karhu‎, 07-23-2007 12:43 PM
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    07-24-2007, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  12. Sample Query, from an Agent Friend

    Dear TK (always use their name): I am writing to seek your permission to send the manuscript for my first novel TK. I understand you were the...

    Started by From the Trenches‎, 08-15-2002 09:02 AM
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  13. Best Books of '04....and Their Agents

    So here's an exercise in year-end list making with a little detective work thrown in: what were the best books of 2004, and who made the sale? My...

    Started by Newt Amandre‎, 12-13-2004 01:02 PM
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  14. another article in support

    Here is a link to another article that supports the fact that publishers will do nothing meaningful--nothing beyond the rock-bottom basics--to...

    Started by blipperton‎, 12-21-2003 02:30 PM
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    12-23-2003, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  15. How many editors should an agent contact?

    About a year ago I signed with an agent who promptly submitted two of my novels to eight publishers, all who passed. After these rejections, it seems...

    Started by Dave S‎, 02-15-2011 05:56 PM
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    04-21-2011, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  16. Same manuscript - completely different query

    Listened to some good advice and took a few days off from the QL. (Thanks Leslee) I'm hoping this hook is better and the whole thing sounds less...

    Started by Jenifer Kris‎, 03-28-2005 03:48 PM
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    03-29-2005, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  17. New slant on scamming writers

    Article on backdoor scams (insert your own ...pun) Writer Unboxed

    Started by Keith .‎, 11-27-2010 06:55 AM
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    11-27-2010, 07:18 AM Go to last post
  18. Submissions and Wait Time

    Hello, I am a new aspiring author here and I just submitted a lengthy partial of my first novel to a junior agent at a very reputable literary...

    Started by Linda Ripoll‎, 04-20-2006 03:30 PM
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  19. The first three (or so) pages of GOING DOWN

    Okay, as I said before, went through long list of agents, 2 partials, one full, no luck. Thinking about contacting publishers directly. Query...

    Started by Gavin Fyhrie‎, 11-26-2004 09:07 AM
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    11-30-2004, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  20. Agent Info

    Anybody know anything about the Brown & Knight Agency in New Bedford, Massachusetts?

    Started by Richard Horwitz‎, 04-23-2001 01:31 PM
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    06-02-2001, 09:31 PM Go to last post

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