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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. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. A big THANKS to many of you....and update...

    Several of you have been very supportive, encouraging, and helpful as I've walked through this "ending the agent relationship" drama. I can't...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-29-2005 06:25 AM
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    07-29-2005, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Legal/Technical/How to word it. Please help!

    What is the appropriate way to terminate an agent contract? Certified letter -- how stated? Can you give me an idea of the best way to write it...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-23-2005 05:18 PM
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    07-25-2005, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. While we're talking about "timely manner"

    What are your thoughts (yoohooo agents!) on how long one's agent needs to read a manuscript with requested revisions completed? I was thinking of...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-05-2005 12:12 PM
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    07-06-2005, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  13. Heyyyy you guys -- I need a pep talk!

    No big deal, really.....but your insight has been invaluable since I've joined here, so I'm hoping you'll have at this one for me. I've grumbled...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-24-2005 02:11 PM
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  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 08:19 AM
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    05-12-2005, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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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  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. 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
  19. 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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  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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