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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. My email address as promised!

    Okay, before the email here are the requested parameters: Only send one email, I promise I'll respond, but it might be a week or so. Send me...

    Started by A Real Agent in New York‎, 09-05-2001 08:16 PM
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  2. See You on Monday!

    I'm logging off for the weekend. I've had a great time this week and look forward to answering more of your questions on Monday. Please post them to...

    Started by A Real Agent in New York‎, 08-24-2001 02:17 PM
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    08-27-2001, 05:42 AM Go to last post
  3. Clarification

    I should have said that those 12 to 15 editors rejected it. Sorry--I didn't make that clear.

    Started by A Roby‎, 02-08-2007 10:37 AM
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  4. Is my proposal "dead"?

    Hi everyone, I have (or had) a high-powered agent who sold my first book, a memoir. He loved my second proposal, and so did the 12 to 15 editors...

    Started by A Roby‎, 02-08-2007 10:21 AM
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    02-08-2007, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  5. Anyone have info. on agent Phil Benedict

    Does anyone know anything about Phil Benedict. He doesn't charge reader's fees, but bills for postage for submissions. Thoughts? Advice?

    Started by A Thoms‎, 06-16-2004 06:53 PM
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    06-17-2004, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  6. On indenting paragraphs and what's "right&quo

    Obviously a paragraph gets a 1-tab indentation. But what about the first paragraph of each new chapter? Often, the first paragraph is not...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-03-2005 11:04 AM
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    08-04-2005, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Baaaaaaart (she whines)

    Would you mind having a look at the latest version of my Q, about 10 posts down from here? When you have a minute or two....

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-31-2005 02:11 PM
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    08-01-2005, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  8. A big THANKS to many of you....and update...

    Several of you have been very supportive, encouraging, and helpful as I've walked through this "ending the agent relationship" drama. I can't...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-29-2005 06:25 AM
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    07-29-2005, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Another Dumb Question about a synopsis..

    (Am I being self-deprecating or what?) Does it begin with a hook similar to a query letter? Might one use the same hook for both? (Guess...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-27-2005 07:50 AM
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  10. Dumb question -- is a synopsis..

    ...supposed to be double-spaced? I've been searching here for the answer amongst scads of posts about synopses (synopsi? synopsises?), and have...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-27-2005 07:31 AM
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    07-27-2005, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  11. Legal/Technical/How to word it. Please help!

    What is the appropriate way to terminate an agent contract? Certified letter -- how stated? Can you give me an idea of the best way to write it...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-23-2005 05:18 PM
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    07-25-2005, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  12. The Etiquette of Word Count -- how round is round?

    How much rounding is considered kosher for word-count in queries? If your word count is 102,000, do you round it to 100,000? Does 132,000...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-23-2005 01:17 PM
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    07-25-2005, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Donna Eastman

    I've respected your answers here as well as your willingness to be a source of encouragement and information to writers. Thank you! Would you...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-19-2005 08:19 AM
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    05-23-2005, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  14. Sooooo...what do you PERSONALLY prefer...

    ...in an agent? Someone very hands-on who works closely with you through pre-submission edits? Someone rather hands-off who gives you a few...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-12-2005 08:19 AM
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    05-12-2005, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  15. Question for those of you who have landed an agent

    So, you've queried your butt off, you've landed an agent who liked your manuscript, and you've signed in blood (well, almost). What is the next...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-10-2005 04:37 PM
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    05-11-2005, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Hey Simon Says: A request!

    Your example of a query was VERY helpful. Showing is better than telling! Would you mind whipping up an example of a good synopsis??? Pretty...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-05-2005 01:34 PM
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    05-07-2005, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  17. Message for Simon Says

    I've been reading your responses here -- particularly your advice on query-writing. Dang, you write a good hook! Wish I could hire you for my...

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-27-2005 03:37 AM
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  18. Words, Words, Words -- too many, too few???

    139,000 words for a fantasy novel, 10-14 or 12-16-year-old age group. Too long? Too short? Too perfect? Thoughts?

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-25-2005 02:02 PM
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    04-28-2005, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  19. Important Questions for the Agent Savvy

    Hello all! Some questions: 1. Assuming I finally make the decision to search for a new agent, do I have to wait until the dissolution of my...

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-21-2005 08:52 AM
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    04-22-2005, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  20. Shoot Straight with me...please!!

    Hello all.... I am a self-published author (non-fiction) who is currently under contract with a NY agent for my newest project (fiction novel). ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-18-2005 04:37 PM
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    04-22-2005, 08:19 AM Go to last post

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