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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 09:16 PM
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    09-07-2001, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  2. I'm Back!

    I'm sorry for pulling a disappearing act, but I went into the city to see my husband (who is a newspaper columnist) who had not been able to come out...

    Started by A Real Agent in New York‎, 08-30-2001 04:51 PM
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  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 11:37 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 11:21 AM
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    02-08-2007, 02:36 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 07:53 PM
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    06-17-2004, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Short outline for fiction?

    I thought outlines were for non-fiction, but now I'm finding the occasional request for a "short outline" to be included with a query for a novel. ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-03-2005 05:48 AM
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    08-03-2005, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  7. Specific questions on sending queries

    At the risk of sounding OH so thick.... 1. Most agents seem to require a #10 SASE. Obviously you can't put one #10 inside another, so what does...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-02-2005 12:44 PM
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    08-03-2005, 01:58 AM Go to last post
  8. I want to take a wee minute to...

    ..express my appreciation to those of you who have shared your thoughts on my evolving query. I don't take the sacrifice of your time lightly. ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-01-2005 02:10 PM
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    08-02-2005, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 03:11 PM
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    08-01-2005, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 07:25 AM
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    07-29-2005, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 08:50 AM
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  12. 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 08:31 AM
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    07-27-2005, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  13. FACT #1: 90% OF BOOKS ARE BOUGHT BASED ON THE COVE

    FACT #1: 90% OF BOOKS ARE BOUGHT BASED ON THE COVER LETTER That's a direct quote from Agent 007's blog. Thoughts?

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-22-2005 06:49 AM
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  14. Would you care to join me in a glass of wine?

    We'll save the champagne for when my agent sells my MS....but today I am celebrating anyway, because yesterday I FINALLY COMPLETELY the revisions. ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-24-2005 07:27 AM
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    06-26-2005, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Here's a different sort of question...I think...

    My agent has requested a legend of characters for my novel (for future use in negotiating movie rights). Is there a "correct" way to write this? ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-20-2005 08:27 AM
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    06-22-2005, 06:41 AM Go to last post
  16. Question on legitimate agent fees

    Hello all! I haven't been around....it's been "major revision" time and I'm finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Whew!!! Here is my...

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-20-2005 08:09 AM
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    06-21-2005, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Heyyyy you guys -- I need a pep talk!

    No big deal, really.....but your insight has been invaluable since I've joined here, so I'm hoping you'll have at this one for me. I've grumbled...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-24-2005 03:11 PM
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  18. 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 09:19 AM
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    05-23-2005, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  19. So...HOW DOES ONE KNOW?

    Let's say you've found an agent that you're interested in. He's not on any "snert" lists (that you can find, anyway). He's also not an AAR...

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-27-2005 03:49 PM
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    04-27-2005, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  20. Payments/Agents Questions...

    Okay, Just a quick question. I am writer. I managed to sell my first work on my own steam. My publisher made up the contract and I got published....

    Started by A writer‎, 11-26-2003 09:45 AM
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    11-26-2003, 04:55 PM Go to last post

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