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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. Opinions, please: Submitting in August

    It's semi-dead in the publishing world in August. Miss Snark advises waiting until September to query agents. Is she full of hooey? What are...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-03-2005 04:50 AM
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  2. 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 04:48 AM
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    08-03-2005, 05:19 AM Go to last post
  3. OK Bea (and all -- LOL) One Final Query Post

    Pursued by a faceless enemy, Nedd Braylaern is unaware that his very life – and his enemy’s ultimate defeat – lies in the hands of his...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-02-2005 12:00 PM
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    08-03-2005, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  4. Specific questions on sending queries

    At the risk of sounding OH so thick.... 1. Most agents seem to require a #10 SASE. Obviously you can't put one #10 inside another, so what does...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-02-2005 11:44 AM
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    08-03-2005, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  5. Query -- thanks to your help -- one more critique,

    Marian Braylaern’s quiet life is redefined the day she discovers that the extraordinary stone she had unearthed in her father’s vineyard contains the...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-30-2005 10:15 AM
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    08-01-2005, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
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    07-22-2005, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
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    07-21-2005, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
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    07-22-2005, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
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    07-20-2005, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  12. OK, my turn to throw a hook at you...

    The destiny of a kingdom – and indeed, an entire realm! – lies in the hands of a twelve-year-old girl.

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-28-2005 10:23 AM
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  13. 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 07:32 AM
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  14. What does an agent mean when she says..

    that a MS needs to be "tightened up a little" ??

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-05-2005 01:32 PM
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    05-09-2005, 06:47 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 12:54 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 12:12 PM
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    05-03-2005, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  17. I'm going to sing the praises of everyone here

    This is a wonderful group. I have seen an abundance of honest critiquing without criticism; encouragement and affirmation of the pursuits of...

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-29-2005 03:42 PM
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    05-01-2005, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  18. Question: What is the role of

    an "editorial assistant" in an agency?

    Started by A Writer‎, 04-28-2005 02:21 PM
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    04-29-2005, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
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    04-27-2005, 05:24 PM 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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