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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. Have any of you ever....

    ...queried an agent outside the US?

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-04-2005 11:22 AM
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  2. On pseudonyms and manuscript submissions

    I will be writing my novels under a pseudonym. On the title page of my submitted manuscripts, do I put the pen name? Or my own? When does the...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-03-2005 05:38 PM
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    08-04-2005, 02:28 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. 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 10:25 AM
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  5. 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 02:11 PM
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    08-01-2005, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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 07:50 AM
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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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    06-30-2005, 06:14 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 07:32 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 07:27 AM
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    06-22-2005, 05:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Donna Eastman

    I've respected your answers here as well as your willingness to be a source of encouragement and information to writers. Thank you! Would you...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-19-2005 08:19 AM
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    05-23-2005, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 08:19 AM
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    05-12-2005, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  16. Question for those of you who have landed an agent

    So, you've queried your butt off, you've landed an agent who liked your manuscript, and you've signed in blood (well, almost). What is the next...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-10-2005 04:37 PM
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    05-11-2005, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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

    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. Payments/Agents Questions...

    Okay, Just a quick question. I am writer. I managed to sell my first work on my own steam. My publisher made up the contract and I got published....

    Started by A writer‎, 11-26-2003 08:45 AM
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    11-26-2003, 03:55 PM Go to last post

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