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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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    09-06-2001, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  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. Have any of you ever....

    ...queried an agent outside the US?

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-04-2005 11:22 AM
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    08-04-2005, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  7. Query -- I'm feeling naked, but please critique

    Twelve-year-old Marian Braylaern is afraid that her brother will be killed. Seveth Raye has been oppressed and ruled by the kingdom of Delthe for...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-29-2005 12:14 PM
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    07-30-2005, 09:11 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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    07-27-2005, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I really need a critique on this...please

    I posted this under another subject heading...I should have begged for critique! This is the final paragraph of a query-in-progress. Go ahead, be...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-22-2005 07:30 AM
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    07-22-2005, 04:24 PM 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 05:49 AM
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    07-22-2005, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  14. What is the difference between

    ...a "good" deal and a "nice" deal? What other kinds of deals are there?

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-21-2005 04:47 PM
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    07-21-2005, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  15. About that THIRD PARAGRAPH in the Q....

    So, hook, a bit about the book, and then the final paragraph. Leaving out the first bit, which I'm still madly at work on and not ready to bare to...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-21-2005 01:12 PM
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    07-22-2005, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  16. Legal question re: Agent Contracts

    If an agent never provides his client with a signed copy of the contract (that is, one with both party's signatures on it, not just the author's), do...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-20-2005 10:42 AM
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    07-20-2005, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 06:27 AM
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    06-26-2005, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 02:11 PM
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  19. 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
  20. Concerning signed contracts with agents...

    Do those of you who have agents hold in your possession a signed copy of your contract? That is, after you signed, did your agent sign and then...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-03-2005 12:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 113
    05-03-2005, 08:07 PM Go to last post

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