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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. The benefit of an agent for a nonfiction author

    As in, is there one? What does a nonfic agent do for you that a literary lawyer can't, for less? Just wondering.

    Started by L C‎, 02-21-2012 04:04 PM
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    03-18-2012, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  2. Query - Bleamy's Corner

    Eleven-year-old Jeremy is heartbroken at leaving his his dog and friends behind when the 1802 drought forces his family to move to London. Too soon...

    Started by Tobias Garrett‎, 03-18-2012 09:57 AM
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    03-18-2012, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  3. SF query - PANDORA'S BOX

    I'm looking for advice and will welcome even the most brutal criticism. Dear Agent, William Prescott Smith is an innovative genius whose most...

    Started by n.p.doeleman‎, 03-14-2012 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-14-2012, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  4. Agents who are e-publishing

    If you haven't been following the pub news, you may not be aware that there are several "big name" agencies who are branching out into the...

    Started by Jeanne Gassman‎, 07-26-2011 09:21 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-08-2012, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Copyright question/ advice

    I'd like other members thoughts about copyrighting your material prior to submitting or seeking a literary agent. Is this unusual? I can understand...

    Started by MUSKETTER 3‎, 03-07-2012 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-07-2012, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  6. getting ready to query

    (soon, though not quite yet.) author's names are initials to protect them. ... There are those who will tell you Jesus loved me. Not so. ...

    Started by SapphireBlue‎, 01-27-2012 12:00 PM
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    02-01-2012, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  7. A lamb to the slaughter

    Looking for an honest reveiw as I know I will get from here. CHILDREN OF NOX is a young adult novel complete at - words. A night of passion...

    Started by Alysha Mays‎, 01-10-2012 11:10 AM
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    01-26-2012, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  8. The dreaded query silence.

    I know it sounds crazy, but I wish more agencies would send form rejections. Not to me, of course! Haha. No, really. Don't you think rejection...

    Started by Carrie Graves‎, 10-14-2011 12:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-27-2011, 03:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Synopsis Feedback

    To anyone who has the time to help! I'm trying to get my synopsis finalized (Will be working on query afterward), and I was hoping some of you...

    Started by Matthew Bishop‎, 08-24-2011 05:34 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-24-2011, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 06:45 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-26-2011, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  11. Specialty Agents and where to look for them...

    I wonder if anyone on here knows of or where to search for a reputable children's book agent. Using agentquery.com and preditors & editors gives a...

    Started by Chris Hagler‎, 10-26-2011 05:48 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-26-2011, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 12:22 AM
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    10-24-2011, 10:49 PM Go to last post
  13. Question for the esteemed veterans of this forum :)

    Does anyone know the etiquette around re-querying the same agent after a period of time? If you got a round of polite rejections, and have since...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 10-20-2011 05:24 AM
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    10-20-2011, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  14. How many words is ENOUGH or TOO MUCH

    I'm told that a good length for a first novel is about 90,000 words. Less than this might be running too short, and more than this, particularly in...

    Started by J D‎, 10-02-2011 06:15 PM
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    10-14-2011, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  15. Back from Afghanistan...Need an Agent

    Hey All -- I published my first book last year. Then I spent a year traveling in Afghanistan, dodging Taliban rockets and building judicial...

    Started by Vince Juaristi‎, 10-03-2011 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-14-2011, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Query help!

    Hey all, I'm new here, but I've been lurking for awhile (sorry, I'm one of those shy people). My name's Carrie. I've seen some great advice on...

    Started by Carrie Graves‎, 10-12-2011 04:50 PM
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    10-14-2011, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Sometimes talent isn't enough

    I think there are TONS of talented writers out there, just as their are musicians, artists, actors, etc. Unfortunately, I think most of them will...

    Started by J D‎, 09-26-2011 05:42 PM
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    10-12-2011, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  18. I hate the synopsis

    I hate writing a SYNOPSIS! Sorry... just had to get that out of my system. I've been stuck on mine for a week..

    Started by J D‎, 09-29-2011 05:38 PM
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    10-12-2011, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Should I mention blog/website in query?

    I have heard mixed reviews on this. If my website is relevant to children's literature, should I mention it in my query letter? My feelings is it...

    Started by Trudy Z‎, 10-01-2011 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-02-2011, 03:57 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 10:26 AM
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    10-01-2011, 03:32 PM Go to last post

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