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  1. Agent / Publisher / Pre-marketing question

    As we\'ve just launched the website of our epic high fantasy novel, I\'d like to ask the following: do any of you have any experience and tell me how...

    Started by Istvan Szabo, Ifj.‎, 07-22-2009 09:04 AM
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  2. Are there specific agents for

    vampire books? I know it's such a popular genre, i was wondering if there are agents who work specifically for vampire-based books? THIS BOOK ISNT A...

    Started by Matthew Battles‎, 07-23-2009 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-25-2009, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  3. Finding an Agent

    Hi All; I am a new at all of this writing, I have been working on a book for almost a year now and finally finished it. I have been searching...

    Started by Donna Dreyer‎, 07-24-2009 11:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-24-2009, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  4. Complete Proposal needs review

    I am very iffy about putting my work on public sites, but I have a complete proposal that I plan to have ready for that day an agent wants to see it....

    Started by Rebecca Cole‎, 07-23-2009 09:50 AM
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  5. Another try

    Okay, here's my new Query letter. Please let me know if I am getting better yet. Thanks in advance. Dear Agent, What would you do if you were...

    Started by Shannon Eckrich‎, 07-21-2009 09:03 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-23-2009, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  6. When to Change Query letter or manuscript?

    I have queried a total of 25 agents. I have received 10 rejections, and 2 requests for a full manuscript. I promptly received a rejection on 1...

    Started by Trudy Z‎, 07-21-2009 08:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-22-2009, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  7. My new Query (hope this one works)

    After my last query letter failed miserably, I have reworked the entire thing. Maybe some of you guys can give me an idea of whether this sounds...

    Started by Chris Hagler‎, 07-20-2009 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-21-2009, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Getting better?

    Thanks for the advice Gary and everyone that had input for me (good or bad) Dear Agent: GIFT is a 100,000-word YA fantasy novel written as a...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-20-2009 12:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-20-2009, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  9. GIFT revised..again

    Dear Agent: Seventeen-year-old Remmy’s grandmother died with sealed lips, her mother is killed mysteriously and Remmy’s ties to the Haida Nation...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-19-2009 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-20-2009, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  10. Reminds me a bit of David Lynch's surreal universe


    Started by Benjamin Hirsch‎, 07-19-2009 04:11 PM
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    07-20-2009, 02:34 AM Go to last post
  11. http://www.samdokswel.com

    Reminds me a bit of David Lynch\'s surreal universe. - a bit more absurd..

    Started by Benjamin Hirsch‎, 07-19-2009 04:09 PM
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  12. Query Response Time--Can you top this?

    Today, I went to fetch my mail and in the middle of the usual bills, flyers, political propaganda (we have a heated mayoral race here) I saw a...

    Started by Diane Snyder-Haug‎, 07-18-2009 06:26 PM
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    07-19-2009, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Never give up

    I thought about where to post this in that I think all new writers need to see it. Good place or not, here it is. I wrote a short story and...

    Started by stevenlabree ô¿ô‎, 07-16-2009 01:27 AM
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  14. Is everyone headed for the hills?

    Quick question: Is it true that most agents and publishing houses take an unofficial hiatus in August? I'm ready to send out my query, but I'm...

    Started by r k‎, 07-17-2009 08:09 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-17-2009, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  15. First Paragraph of Query

    Here is the body of the query, but the first paragraph has me stumped. What am I supposed to say here that isn't already either in the bio portion...

    Started by PennMom Asks‎, 07-17-2009 07:15 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-17-2009, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  16. Ready for another bashing =)

    Okay here's another Query letter. Let's see how I do on the third try lol. Dear Agent, I would like you to represent my 83,000 word young adult...

    Started by Shannon Eckrich‎, 07-15-2009 10:04 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-16-2009, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  17. One more try

    Dear Mr. : If you think being a teenager was tough, try being Yadwen, a half-elf with troubling responsibilities. At fifteen, he's expected to...

    Started by Donna Huffman‎, 07-15-2009 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-16-2009, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  18. Query letter

    Hi, I, too, am new at this. After reading some of the threads here, I see that this community is very helpful. I appreciate feedback from any and...

    Started by Flora Mukavec‎, 07-15-2009 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-16-2009, 07:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Another Try

    Okay. Here is the latest draft of my query letter. I hope it works. Dear: Magic has disappeared in the Realm of Solas. Jem, a...

    Started by Larissa Cooney‎, 07-16-2009 04:59 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-16-2009, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  20. Yes, I get bashed but I can't learn without it.

    Dear, Agent "When seventeen-year-old Remmy's mother is killed, Remmy is forced to move in with her father who she hasn't seen for ten years. Lost...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-14-2009 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,916
    07-16-2009, 05:13 AM Go to last post

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