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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. Fluffy Goo-goo Feel-Good Thread for All

    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. ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-23-2005 08:09 AM
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  2. For some reason, I'm leary about...

    ....querying agents based in CA. Even when they've got a big "$" by their name on P&E. Am I being totally neurotic?

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-12-2005 09:29 AM
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  3. So, what are your reasons?

    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...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-07-2005 03:34 PM
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    08-08-2005, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  4. An etiquette question for agented authors

    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. I never...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-05-2005 06:30 AM
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    08-06-2005, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  5. Have any of you ever....

    ...queried an agent outside the US?

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-04-2005 12:22 PM
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    08-04-2005, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Short outline for fiction?

    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. ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-03-2005 05:48 AM
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    08-03-2005, 06:19 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 11:25 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 03:11 PM
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  9. 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 01:14 PM
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  10. 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 08:50 AM
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  11. 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 05:47 PM
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    07-21-2005, 08:02 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:32 AM
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  13. 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 08:27 AM
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    06-22-2005, 06:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Sooooo...what do you PERSONALLY prefer...

    ...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...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-12-2005 09:19 AM
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    05-12-2005, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 01:54 PM
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  16. 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 01:12 PM
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    05-03-2005, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Question: What is the role of

    an "editorial assistant" in an agency?

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-28-2005 03:21 PM
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  18. Words, Words, Words -- too many, too few???

    139,000 words for a fantasy novel, 10-14 or 12-16-year-old age group. Too long? Too short? Too perfect? Thoughts?

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-25-2005 03:02 PM
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  19. 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 03:34 PM
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  20. sydra

    has anyone here worked with the sydra agency? is it a good agency to work with?

    Started by a writer‎, 11-21-2002 07:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-21-2002, 01:58 PM Go to last post

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