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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. 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 03:51 PM
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    08-31-2001, 11:52 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
    • Replies: 3
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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. 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. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    07-29-2005, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    07-22-2005, 04:24 PM Go to last post

    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
  12. While we're talking about "timely manner"

    What are your thoughts (yoohooo agents!) on how long one's agent needs to read a manuscript with requested revisions completed? I was thinking of...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-05-2005 12:12 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-06-2005, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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 07:09 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-21-2005, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Real-Life Examples of Non-answered Emails

    These are some examples of my actual words to my agent in emails that were NEVER ANSWERED over the course of the last 10 months: 1. We are leaving...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-03-2005 12:54 PM
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    05-05-2005, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    04-22-2005, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  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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