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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. Please (please!) tell me what is WRONG with this..

    ...query: Dear Mr. Agent, I understand that you represent young adult fantasy. I would appreciate your consideration of XXTITLEXX, complete at...

    Started by A Writer‎, 11-17-2006 01:28 PM
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    11-27-2006, 01:54 AM Go to last post
  2. Agent Bypass

    What are your thoughts on querying publishers directly? I was amazed to discover that a number of "big name" imprints actually do accept...

    Started by A Writer‎, 10-16-2005 03:25 PM
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    10-18-2005, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  3. FYI: Nadia Cornier

    Is leaving CMA and starting her own agency, Firebrand Literary Agency. I read her blog from time to time and this was just announced.

    Started by A Writer‎, 09-03-2005 08:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-03-2005, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 07:09 AM
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    08-25-2005, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  5. Quick synopsis question

    When an agent requests "synopsis and first three chapters" for a submission, should that include the query, or should a different, more business-like...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-19-2005 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-19-2005, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  6. Calling upon the wisdom of MYA

    My dear, You wrote: Get on with the writing and put it out of mind until something concrete happens. I know it's hard to do that, but in this...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-17-2005 09:44 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-19-2005, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  7. Double-checking on something re: formatting MS

    My research has revealed to me that each new chapter in the manuscript of a novel should begin about half-way down the new page instead of at the...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-04-2005 04:37 PM
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    08-05-2005, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Query -- thanks to your help -- one more critique,

    Marian Braylaernís quiet life is redefined the day she discovers that the extraordinary stone she had unearthed in her fatherís vineyard contains the...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-30-2005 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-01-2005, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. FACT #1: 90% OF BOOKS ARE BOUGHT BASED ON THE COVE

    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
  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 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-21-2005, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  12. About that THIRD PARAGRAPH in the Q....

    So, hook, a bit about the book, and then the final paragraph. Leaving out the first bit, which I'm still madly at work on and not ready to bare to...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-21-2005 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-22-2005, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    07-20-2005, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  14. Question: What is the role of

    an "editorial assistant" in an agency?

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-28-2005 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-29-2005, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  15. So...HOW DOES ONE KNOW?

    Let's say you've found an agent that you're interested in. He's not on any "snert" lists (that you can find, anyway). He's also not an AAR...

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-27-2005 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-27-2005, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Message for Simon Says

    I've been reading your responses here -- particularly your advice on query-writing. Dang, you write a good hook! Wish I could hire you for my...

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-27-2005 03:37 AM
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    04-27-2005, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 02:02 PM
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    04-28-2005, 08:53 AM 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. sydra

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

    Started by a writer‎, 11-21-2002 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 95
    11-21-2002, 12:58 PM Go to last post

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