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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. "Detailed synopsis"?

    So, I shared my query letter with the good folks here and got some wonderful feedback on how to improve it (thanks again!). It has already started...

    Started by Charles Crosby‎, 08-29-2005 11:00 AM
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    08-30-2005, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  2. "Discouraging" writers

    Gary Kessler has accused me of trying to "discourage" writers. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I am trying to empower writers with the...

    Started by blipperton‎, 12-20-2003 05:38 PM
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    12-23-2003, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  3. "Disposable manuscripts"

    Has anybody had any experince with either requesting any commentresponse by email or just including a SASE either enough postage for a letter (or...

    Started by William‎, 04-07-2004 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-08-2004, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  4. "Done Deal...almost"

    The agency contract arrived today. It's just 4 pages long, and it appears to be pretty simple. I expected it to be much longer, at least 10...

    Started by Shel‎, 11-21-2002 02:47 PM
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    11-22-2002, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  5. "Epic Novels"--Definition?

    I've written two novels I was unable to sell (or even find agents for). They were rather small in scope as far as characters and settings. With my...

    Started by Olenska‎, 12-15-2003 10:05 AM
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    • Replies: 19
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    12-16-2003, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  6. "Exclusive" agent responds . . .help nee

    Hi all . .. The other week, I posted a question here about a big name AAR agent who wanted to see my novel, but asked for an exclusive (the full...

    Started by Dean McMillin‎, 08-14-2003 11:18 AM
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    08-15-2003, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  7. "Forbidden Love"

    Any Aussies here? I'd love to hear some comments about the controversy brought to light by the Sidney Morning Herald over author N o r m a K h o u...

    Started by Rozinante‎, 08-10-2004 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-10-2004, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  8. "Friends of Agartha" Would like to share

    'Agartha and the Hidden Scripture' is the author's demonstration of many enigmatic concepts about life this is popular among ancient philosophies,...

    Started by Mary Dowd‎, 09-02-2009 07:23 AM
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    • Replies: 30
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    09-03-2009, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  9. "high octane" and the "gender"

    excuse me, but what exactly is "high octane" booty? how does it differ from regular or premium booty? and while we're at it, how did the term...

    Started by meditator‎, 11-29-2003 10:57 PM
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    12-02-2003, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  10. "I have you beat -- 8 rejections in 1 day&quo

    It's true -- yesterday I received 8 agent rejections via email! The "silver lining"? Well, one agent emailed me to say that she would call next...

    Started by JoJo‎, 03-27-2003 09:05 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-27-2003, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  11. "I just got an agent, what's the next step?&q

    Here's my situation: After about 18 months of searching for an agent (and receiving dozens of agent rejections, and revising my ms at least 20...

    Started by Shel‎, 11-18-2002 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,111
    11-19-2002, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  12. "I let the publisher's offer expire"

    As some of you know, my agent told me of a smaller publisher's offer of an enhanced royalty rate with NO advance. It was hard, but I followed the...

    Started by Goldie‎, 03-04-2003 06:16 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 304
    03-09-2003, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  13. "I'll get back to you by the end of the week.

    Last Thursday morning, an agent who's had my requested revision for over two months said he'd get back to me by the end of the week. I told him I've...

    Started by green ray‎, 05-12-2008 06:25 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-13-2008, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  14. "I'm lazy, fix my writing"

    Dear all reader, I have spended one minute writing the following query letter. Please if you would, waste your time trying to "improve" it for me,...

    Started by Grimm Ace‎, 02-15-2008 08:25 PM
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    • Replies: 18
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    02-16-2008, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  15. "interested in proposal"

    The morning after I sent an email query to a well-known agency, they requested my proposal and sample chapters to be sent as an attachment. I sent...

    Started by Gopher Gold‎, 11-26-2004 10:53 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    11-27-2004, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  16. "Jonathan & others -- any news"???

    I didn't realize this site was up and running again, so I was wondering: Jonathan and others whose agents' have their MS or proposal out to...

    Started by Goldie‎, 03-12-2003 11:41 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    03-14-2003, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  17. "Jordie"-"WC"-a scam?

    I have gotten the weirdest email invitation and I would like to get everyone's opinion about it. It is an offer, out of the blue, to "edit" my...

    Started by Anna Jenkins‎, 07-21-2004 09:46 AM
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    • Replies: 12
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    07-21-2004, 09:30 PM Go to last post
  18. "Jungle Fever" Novels

    Dear anyone interested, I am trying to market a novel that involves the theme of "Jungle Fever," or black-and-white, biracial love. I'm looking...

    Started by Nils Ljungberg‎, 10-16-2001 06:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-16-2001, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  19. "Laptop -- is this a good deal?"

    I need a new computer. Since most of you suggested a laptop, that is what I am interesated in. I was watching HSN (Home Shopping Network) today...

    Started by Betsy‎, 11-29-2002 05:15 PM
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    • Replies: 23
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    08-09-2003, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  20. "Life Answers and Guidance Handbook" (fo

    I recently wrote a book for my children that provides guidance in a variety of subjects that they will encounter as they grow. It answers many key...

    Started by Andy Sallee‎, 06-05-2001 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 376
    06-05-2001, 02:29 PM Go to last post

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