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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. 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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  2. 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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    08-03-2005, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. Final comments, please: Query attempt #4,523

    And after this, I'll be quiet. I promise. :) ---- Pursued by a faceless enemy, fifteen-year-old Nedd Braylaern is unaware that his very life...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-02-2005 09:18 AM
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  7. I want to take a wee minute to...

    ..express my appreciation to those of you who have shared your thoughts on my evolving query. I don't take the sacrifice of your time lightly. ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-01-2005 01:10 PM
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    08-02-2005, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  8. Dumb question -- is a synopsis..

    ...supposed to be double-spaced? I've been searching here for the answer amongst scads of posts about synopses (synopsi? synopsises?), and have...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-27-2005 07:31 AM
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    07-27-2005, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Question on legitimate agent fees

    Hello all! I haven't been around....it's been "major revision" time and I'm finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Whew!!! Here is my...

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-20-2005 07:09 AM
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    06-21-2005, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Hey Simon Says: A request!

    Your example of a query was VERY helpful. Showing is better than telling! Would you mind whipping up an example of a good synopsis??? Pretty...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-05-2005 01:34 PM
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    05-07-2005, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  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. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  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 02:02 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 02:34 PM
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    04-30-2004, 05:36 AM 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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