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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. 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
  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 01:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-02-2005, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Gulp....Please Critique: Latest Query Version

    Nedd Braylaern, who doesn’t fear death, has to fight for the army of his enemy. His sister Marian, who fears almost everything, discovers that the...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-01-2005 10:25 AM
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  8. 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
  9. Query -- thanks to your help -- one more critique,

    Marian Braylaern’s quiet life is redefined the day she discovers that the extraordinary stone she had unearthed in her father’s vineyard contains the...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-30-2005 10:15 AM
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    08-01-2005, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. OK, my turn to throw a hook at you...

    The destiny of a kingdom – and indeed, an entire realm! – lies in the hands of a twelve-year-old girl.

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-28-2005 10:23 AM
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    06-30-2005, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  13. OK, I want to pick your brains on this, please!!

    I heard from my agent this morning concerning my newly-edited manuscript. The following is from her email to me: What I need is the manuscript...

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-28-2005 07:32 AM
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    06-29-2005, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  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 06:27 AM
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    06-26-2005, 03:35 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 07:27 AM
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    06-22-2005, 05:41 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    05-23-2005, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. What does an agent mean when she says..

    that a MS needs to be "tightened up a little" ??

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-05-2005 01:32 PM
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    05-09-2005, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
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    05-03-2005, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Email addresses

    Folks, I need some assistance in harvesting some email addresses for places such as ST and Harris and PublishAmerica and so forth.

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-29-2004 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-30-2004, 05:36 AM Go to last post

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