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  1. Followup on positive rejections for Karen and Mark

    I wanted to thank the two of you in particular for your thoughtful replies to my post over the weekend... After thinking about it for a few days I...

    Started by kirk‎, 09-10-2003 10:57 AM
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  2. Positive rejections

    Since May, I've sent out twenty query letters. Ten agents asked for full or partials. I was pleased with the response rate, but so far I've gotten...

    Started by kirk‎, 09-06-2003 10:30 AM
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  3. What are the odds?

    I'm trying to get a handle on what the chances are of actually being accepted by an agent. Does anyone have good statistics? I've read that a...

    Started by kirk‎, 06-05-2003 11:34 AM
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    06-08-2003, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  4. 3 agents at once

    I sent a query letter out last Monday to ten agents... by Saturday I had heard back from two who want to read the manuscript and one who wants to see...

    Started by kirk‎, 05-25-2003 07:09 AM
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    05-26-2003, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Gently nudge or keep waiting?

    Three agents are looking at my non-fiction book proposal. Each has had it for a while -- five weeks to eight weeks. Just today, an editor at a...

    Started by Kirk C‎, 08-22-2005 05:14 PM
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    08-23-2005, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  6. Send a revised manuscript?

    I've now heard back (rejections) from a few agents who were reading partials or fulls. They had concerns with the way the manuscript opened. ...

    Started by Kirk C‎, 02-02-2005 06:09 PM
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    02-05-2005, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  7. They asked for a partial; I sent a full.

    The letter they sent me asked for a partial. On their website they say they like to see the whole manuscript. So I chose to follow what it says on...

    Started by Kirk C‎, 01-31-2005 03:47 PM
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  8. 18 partials and 7 fulls

    In another thread, Happy Soybean said that's how many manuscripts were being read by agents. Question 1: did that lead to representation? ...

    Started by Kirk C‎, 01-28-2005 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-29-2005, 07:50 AM Go to last post
  9. Is a letter always a rejection?

    I have queries out, and partials, and full manuscripts, and I find myself waiting for the mail every day to see if any of my SASE's have come back. ...

    Started by Kirk C‎, 01-27-2005 11:52 AM
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    01-28-2005, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  10. my new favorite agent

    I sent a snail-mail query last week. Got an email request for the full manuscript... the email told me the agent would respond within four weeks...

    Started by Kirk C‎, 01-12-2005 03:38 PM
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    01-12-2005, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Re-querying?

    I sent out a batch of queries about two months ago -- have heard back from most -- is it bad form to re-send the same query to an agent who hasn't...

    Started by Kirk C‎, 01-09-2005 01:41 PM
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  12. Is it too late in the year...

    to send out new queries? I'm thinking of waiting until January, figuring everyone's about to get busy with the holidays. any thoughts?

    Started by Kirk C‎, 12-07-2004 11:37 AM
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    12-08-2004, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  13. Michael Snell Literary Agency

    I have received a positive response to my query and proposal and am in the process of trying to find more infomration regarding this agency. Is there...

    Started by Kirk Mango‎, 01-05-2007 01:11 PM
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  14. Is this a suitable synopsis for an agent?

    Synopsis for Benders (Abuse, Addiction and Archaeology) The working title of this book “Benders” means many of the singular definitions...

    Started by Kirk McIntyre‎, 08-24-2005 11:56 AM
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    08-25-2005, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  15. Feedback on a query?

    I am sort of new to this and would appreciate any comments from those with more experience -- Thanks -- Kirpal Title: Joseph/Rashid:...

    Started by Kirpal Khalsa‎, 06-23-2009 03:48 PM
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    06-25-2009, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  16. To Whom Do I Pitch?

    I have written a book consisting of essays, poetry and photographs recounting my experiences as an ex-punk rocker turned single career woman with...

    Started by Kirsten Fitrell‎, 05-01-2001 06:15 AM
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    06-02-2001, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  17. The Harding Agency

    Anyone know anything about this agency or have any person experience with them? I've checked p&e, publishers market place etc, but can't find much....

    Started by Kit Kat‎, 12-07-2005 09:22 AM
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    12-07-2005, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  18. A great read!

    http://everyonewhosanyone.com/index.html I stumbled across this website today and thought you all might appreciate it!

    Started by Kitty‎, 09-30-2002 02:27 PM
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    10-01-2002, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  19. Close but no cigar...

    "...but Mrs. XXXX passed on this one. Beautifully done, but too esoteric for her client list. I mailed it back to you about a week ago." This was...

    Started by Kitty‎, 09-26-2002 12:49 PM
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    09-27-2002, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  20. Agent Al Zuckerman

    Can anyone tell me anything about Al Zuckerman?? I have searched on Publishers Weekly, but it doesn't bring up too many results...

    Started by Kitty‎, 07-18-2002 12:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-19-2002, 07:39 PM Go to last post

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