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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. Should I protect my work before querying? If so, h

    Well, novel's done and edited to the best of my ability...Are there any precautions I can/should take to protect my work before beginning to query?...

    Started by Insei‎, 05-03-2004 03:46 PM
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  2. A minor rant (It's late, I'm tired)

    So here it is, May. Back in March I sent out five queries to agencies regarding a novel, got three quick responses, one a form reject, the other two...

    Started by Robert Raven‎, 05-02-2004 11:20 PM
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    05-03-2004, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Reasons for agents rejection

    As part of the research for our new book, "The Making of a Bestseller," Dearborn Trade March 2005, we have surveyed over 100 agents and editors. ...

    Started by Dee Power‎, 05-03-2004 09:47 AM
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    05-03-2004, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  4. Just to be clear

    There was some discussion in response to an earlier post of mine that implied I was 'selling' something. I'm not. You can't even buy our book...

    Started by Dee Power‎, 05-03-2004 12:40 PM
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    05-03-2004, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  5. Rance Blog

    Rumor is the mysterious celebrity blogging the last few months at captainhoof.tripod.com/blog has received a deal from Knopf. Confirmation?

    Started by William S.‎, 05-03-2004 01:03 PM
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  6. Five to Ten

    A major agency has asked me to send a five to ten page detailed summery of my novel. I have to fess up here. So far what I have written is...

    Started by dawg‎, 05-03-2004 09:24 AM
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    05-03-2004, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  7. upset?

    E-mailed my normally responsive agent before the weekend and have not heard back from her. Should I be upset? How long does it usually take for...

    Started by pattyanne‎, 05-03-2004 10:27 AM
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    05-03-2004, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  8. I Hate Mondays

    I was doing fine all weekend. No overwhelming compulsions to check my e-mail 50 thousand times for my favorite little subject line..."Re: Query"....

    Started by Leigh‎, 05-03-2004 06:32 AM
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    05-03-2004, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  9. PL or PW? Who to pay for?

    ... i know these are both valuable research tools, but can anyone tell me what the main difference is, and which is best to pay for (i'm too broke to...

    Started by MissV‎, 04-30-2004 08:00 AM
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    05-03-2004, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  10. what does high-concept mean?

    I keep reading about "high-concept" fiction and non-fiction. The examples given always seem to be counterintuitive to what I think the phrase should...

    Started by Canni‎, 05-02-2004 04:34 PM
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    05-03-2004, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  11. Book doctor soliciting me

    I just received an email from someone that found my listing on this site. They offer a book doctoring service to supposedely help you get your book...

    Started by Julie Shapiro‎, 05-01-2004 10:55 PM
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    05-02-2004, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  12. is it bad to hand deliver?

    Hello all! I, like many here, am frustrated by the costs of photocopying and mailing out a (for want of a better phrase) "big ass" manuscript to...

    Started by Abby‎, 05-01-2004 01:15 AM
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  13. Introducing Myself and Question

    I just attended the Missouri Writers Guild annual conference, and I came away with both a lot of good information/tips and several contacts that I...

    Started by E H‎, 05-01-2004 08:51 PM
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    05-02-2004, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  14. Is this QL a go?

    Below is a query letter hopefully designed to get requests for partials or fulls. Your input is invited and will be respectfully considered. * * *...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 05-01-2004 09:29 AM
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    05-02-2004, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  15. Gerard's site

    Hi: Do I understand correctly that the agents on page 1 of Gerard's site would be better than the agents on page 2?

    Started by Joe D.‎, 04-29-2004 10:41 AM
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  16. Absolutely HILARIOUS new scammer

    Someone asked about this below. I think we should make sure this is slammed as it should be. Please laugh, make fun of it, and insult it to the...

    Started by Wonky‎, 04-29-2004 12:44 PM
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  17. Holmes Literary Agency

    Has anyone heard of a literary agent by this name? Are they any good?

    Started by Splat‎, 04-27-2004 09:06 AM
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    05-01-2004, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  18. Mundania Press, LLC.

    Does anyone know anything about these guys? They sound good on the surface, but their site seems a tad contrived, striking me as too good to be true....

    Started by Paranoid Horror Novelist‎, 05-01-2004 07:14 PM
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    05-01-2004, 08:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Innova Publishing

    How do I submit to them? Their website doesn't have submission info. Anyone have an idea?

    Started by Vancen‎, 04-30-2004 10:02 AM
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    05-01-2004, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  20. Do I stand a chance at all?

    Hello, I'm nearly 16, and have just completed my first novel. It's pretty good, from what I can tell, but I've never been published before, nor...

    Started by Insei‎, 04-30-2004 11:06 PM
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    05-01-2004, 07:25 PM Go to last post

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