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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. Query versus Proposal

    I have a nonfiction book that I have sent off to two publishers, one who showed interest but finally said no. Those were proposals. I\'m thinking...

    Started by kim rosenthal‎, 08-09-2009 06:54 AM
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    08-09-2009, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Query help

    I have been searching for websites and forums where I can post some of my work to get reviewed on. Can anyone review my query and tell me what\'s...

    Started by angelina dobson‎, 08-08-2009 08:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-09-2009, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  3. Query and agent for Impeding Production.

    I am three quarters finished with this first novel and am shopping for an agent that handles satire/humor. Here is a query I sent to Citadel Press. ...

    Started by Santino Scalici‎, 08-08-2009 05:11 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-08-2009, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  4. Another shot at the Query

    Okay, I tried to turn up the language one notch and ended up adding words which made it longer. I've spent days trying to figure out where to cut,...

    Started by PennMom Asks‎, 08-07-2009 06:00 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 702
    08-07-2009, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  5. agent check

    Hi, I'm considering agents for a novel I'm writing and have thought about Barbara Bauer Literary Agency. I have, however, read some unflattering...

    Started by G.M. Corrigan‎, 07-31-2009 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 539
    08-07-2009, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Query - Evos

    Hi Everyone I\'d appreciate your views on my query letter below. >>> My name is Len Collin, I am a professional scriptwriter and columnist,...

    Started by Len Collin‎, 08-04-2009 08:19 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 587
    08-07-2009, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  7. Query for religious fantasy

    Hi there! This is my first post so I want to give you a little timeline of my work on this novel. I completed the first draft back in March after...

    Started by Tara Lindsay Hall‎, 08-06-2009 09:50 PM
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  8. Query review: A Deadly Ocean Sale

    Hi, Folks. It appears that this is the place for obtaining query critiques. If not, I apologize. If so, please take a look at and comment on the...

    Started by Mark Friedlander‎, 08-05-2009 02:41 PM
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    • Replies: 43
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    08-07-2009, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  9. Query Test -please help

    Okay, WNers. The title of the book is VIRGILANTE. Reason. Because it's a Virgin Islander taking on the role of a Vigilante. Here goes. Dear...

    Started by larry moses‎, 08-06-2009 07:57 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 605
    08-07-2009, 04:25 AM Go to last post
  10. 1st Page Question

    I wanted to ask if there is a discussion group/forum that reviews the 1st page of a book at WritersNet. Thanks, Stuart

    Started by Stuart Heatherington‎, 08-06-2009 06:38 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 710
    08-06-2009, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  11. Revised query

    I made a number of revisions to my earlier query, submitted it to a few agents and already received back a request for proposal. Of course, I'm still...

    Started by Gina R‎, 08-06-2009 09:23 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 497
    08-06-2009, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Another Query

    Okay so here's another Query. If someone can possibly give me some insight on any weaknesses or strengths I may have. Thanks so much. Dear Agent:...

    Started by Shannon Eckrich‎, 08-04-2009 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 660
    08-06-2009, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  13. querying the right agent

    Hi * Can anyone tell me how to find out what agents represent what authors? I'd like to query a few of the right people instead of wasting my...

    Started by Dan Bullen‎, 08-05-2009 04:23 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    08-06-2009, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  14. Mention previous agent in a query letter?

    Hi, I don\'t know if anyone is, or has been, in the same boat as I am: I was represented by a literary agent in 1986. After fifteen rejections...

    Started by David Griffin‎, 08-05-2009 09:57 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,025
    08-05-2009, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  15. exclusive read

    This has not happened unfortunately, but I was wondering what would be the proper way to handle a response if one agent is exclusively reading a...

    Started by Deborah Jasen‎, 08-05-2009 06:23 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 697
    08-05-2009, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  16. The good and bad news

    Hey all, After managing to work myself into a frenzy over my query letter, I decided to take some time away from it, returning to an older...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-31-2009 02:05 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
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    08-05-2009, 06:17 AM Go to last post
  17. One Last Try -- Query Critique

    Much thanks to Cindy Kay, Janice W-D, and Wonky for the last offers of opinion. I trimmed off exactly 25 words from the last (a mere 346 now),...

    Started by Stuart Heatherington‎, 08-03-2009 11:09 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    08-05-2009, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  18. New query letter

    I'm not really new to WritersNet. I finally joined today, but I have been reading the articles and posts for about 4 years now. I just finished a...

    Started by randall johannes‎, 08-03-2009 12:12 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    08-04-2009, 09:02 AM Go to last post
  19. Query Letter - Getting Scared V2

    Hi Guys, This is my second posting for my query letter after making amendments and throwing a lot of junk out. The subject says version 2 but it's...

    Started by D K‎, 07-31-2009 09:14 AM
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    08-04-2009, 05:41 AM Go to last post
  20. Updated Query Review

    Dear Ms. XXXXXXX, You could not say the word "incest" on a public broadcast in the 1950s and child abuse went virtually unreported. Because so few...

    Started by Stuart Heatherington‎, 08-03-2009 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 809
    08-03-2009, 10:16 PM Go to last post

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