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In light of the fact that an esteemed member was recently in tears over a post that is fortunately gone forever, I thought I'd start this one.
....querying agents based in CA.
Even when they've got a big "$" by their name on P&E.
Am I being totally neurotic?
Those of you in the midst of Mission: Agent Seek --
So you've got your list of agents to query. You've been querying in batches. Naturally...
As most of you know, I was agented when I joined this community, and I've since "fired" my agent and am beginning the querying process.
...queried an agent outside the US?
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.
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...
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....
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...
(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?
...a "good" deal and a "nice" deal?
What other kinds of deals are there?
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...
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?
...in an agent?
Someone very hands-on who works closely with you through pre-submission edits?
Someone rather hands-off who gives you a few...
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...
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...
an "editorial assistant" in an agency?
139,000 words for a fantasy novel, 10-14 or 12-16-year-old age group.
Too long? Too short? Too perfect?
Folks, I need some assistance in harvesting some email addresses for places such as ST and Harris and PublishAmerica and so forth.
has anyone here worked with the sydra agency? is it a good agency to work with?
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