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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. Need Help With Query

    Hello to everyone viewing this! :) I'm trying to put together a query. What I have is probably too long, and I'm sure it could use some help. I...

    Started by JWBaccaro‎, 09-10-2015 02:59 AM
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  2. Agents

    As in those of you who have them, can you give tips on contracts with them? In my usual simpleminded way, I will probably end up signing a standard...

    Started by L C‎, 05-26-2011 03:37 PM
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    07-13-2011, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Talking After Querying the masses as told me by The Writer's Market Handbook, I've opted...

    Yes my friends, the time has come. Has this statement meandered about your writing brain? Well it has mine. I wrote the manuscript a long time...

    Started by Richard Smiraldi‎, 04-26-2011 12:48 PM
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    detective, drama, mystery, pod, suspense
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    05-16-2011, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  4. can I include a prologue

    When sending out queries, I have noted that most agents ask for, in addition (of course) to a great query letter, a synopsis and the first chapter...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 10-26-2011 07:45 AM
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    10-26-2011, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  5. Alison Picard

    Alison Picard, agent, has requested my MS. I stupidly sent the query without checking her out on P&E. Now that I have checked her out, I see that...

    Started by Lea‎, 04-27-2002 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-28-2002, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  6. action/adventure vs thriller

    Is there much of a difference between these two genres? In other words, if I call my story a thriller and, after reading my query and synopsis, an...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 09-15-2011 02:11 PM
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    09-17-2011, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  7. The Charlotte Gusay Agency

    I recently received a positive response from this agency. Then, too late, I see she's on the P&E list as "not recommended because of charging fees."...

    Started by No-Name Joe‎, 08-02-2002 04:18 PM
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    08-12-2002, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. Agent Location

    I have been sending query letters to agents in varying states. I have received interest in my book. But, the agents are not in New York. I have...

    Started by Lauren Towne‎, 09-30-2011 11:26 AM
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    10-01-2011, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  9. This has helped :)

    Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone for your support with regard to my recent rejection :) I received another rejection, but this one gave me hope...

    Started by Satyrical Raven‎, 06-23-2011 04:24 PM
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    07-11-2011, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  10. Writer Beware's List of the Twenty Worst "Lit

    I realize this will scroll off almost immediately, but here's the list that has been posted over on the Absolute Write board. If it only stays where...

    Started by Ann Crispin‎, 03-15-2006 02:33 PM
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    03-17-2006, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  11. Agents...where to look.

    I've heard about agents all my life. Not from other authors but from depictions of them and such. Agents that publish. What to look for in an...

    Started by Micheal Woodruff‎, 10-23-2011 01:22 AM
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    10-24-2011, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  12. RIC SLIGO AGENCY-ERIC BOLLINGER, AGENT

    Has anyone heard of this Agent? He has sent me emails requesting information and the like. With so many scam artists out there (smile!), I just...

    Started by Suzanne‎, 01-04-2003 04:43 PM
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    03-22-2012, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  13. They Ones They Took Query

    Hello...I know I'm new here, but I was hoping to get some feedback on my query. I'll be sure to return the favor. Thanks! Date Dear (Mr/Ms....

    Started by Michael Rosado‎, 11-29-2010 04:06 PM
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    12-06-2010, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  14. Question about Frank Weimann of the Literary Group

    I've heard tons of stories here about Frank Weimann of the Literary Group International--what he does is shotguns your MS to a few publishers and...

    Started by Wonky‎, 05-04-2004 08:21 AM
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    05-06-2004, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  15. submitting when manuscript unfinished

    Hi all I recently started sending out query letters for my (almost) finished novel - I assumed with the amount of time people say it takes to hear...

    Started by veronica‎, 12-13-2003 10:16 AM
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    12-14-2003, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Weird "Offer" from Reputable Agent

    I ran into a strange situation with an agent, and I'm not sure how to proceed. An agent that I contacted asked if he could send my memoir to a...

    Started by JustCurious‎, 08-06-2014 02:27 PM
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    08-20-2014, 04:11 AM Go to last post
  17. Agent for a certain project

    I recently got some solid advice from a literary agent (Thanks Rebecca Pratt). Is there a list of agents who will consider a "re-publication" for a...

    Started by Chris Hagler‎, 05-23-2015 06:06 PM
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    05-28-2015, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  18. reading manuscripts for pay

    A few months ago several members responded encouragingly to my post about finding a job as an agent's assistant. I'm very grateful for all the help...

    Started by Lauren‎, 01-08-2004 10:51 PM
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    01-09-2004, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Publishing Scam

    Opened up my email this Monday morn to see this dash of an email. I assume several of you have gotten this as well. Just wanted to give the heads up...

    Started by Daniel Franz‎, 04-07-2003 04:31 AM
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    12-17-2010, 06:54 PM Go to last post
  20. "A short narrative about yourself"

    If you can't tell already, I'm preparing my package for submission to some agents. One of the agents I have targeted is requesting the following: ...

    Started by Rhiannon‎, 09-19-2004 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-20-2004, 08:38 AM Go to last post

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