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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
    • Views: 251
    07-16-2009, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Views: 291
    07-16-2009, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
    • Views: 286
    07-16-2009, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  7. 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: 418
    07-16-2009, 05:13 AM Go to last post
  8. Another Query

    I previously posted one query letter last week in the unpublished authors forum. I have totally revised it and was hoping to get some opinions. I am...

    Started by Shannon Eckrich‎, 07-14-2009 08:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 459
    07-16-2009, 05:11 AM Go to last post
  9. Writing in progress, but looking...

    Hi everyone, My name is Scott and I\'m new to the scene for professional writing. I recently graduated from high school and decided to put my...

    Started by Scott Kessler‎, 07-15-2009 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 591
    07-15-2009, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Query Letter

    Hi all. I'm new to the boards and a first time novel writer. I've been writing my whole life and have literally just finished my first novel of a...

    Started by Larissa Cooney‎, 07-14-2009 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 460
    07-15-2009, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  11. Query help

    I haven't posted in a long time, but I was hoping those of you who are more skilled in the art of a query letter might share your advice. I'd really...

    Started by r k‎, 07-14-2009 09:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 345
    07-15-2009, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  12. When to start lookin

    I am seventeen. I have been writing since I was twelve years old all for the hopes of being published one day. I want to get an agent and work from...

    Started by Rebecca Cole‎, 07-14-2009 10:52 AM
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    07-14-2009, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  13. Please advise

    I've already posted my query (below) and got some helpful feedback, but I have another question. Throughout my story, the main character gives...

    Started by Nichole Blackfinch‎, 07-13-2009 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 538
    07-14-2009, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  14. Fatasy Query

    After decades of unrest, the realm of Caen is breaking apart, its unstable king convinced that someone is trying to murder him. When Lord Etharg...

    Started by J v Z‎, 07-13-2009 02:04 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 627
    07-14-2009, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  15. Completely revised-does this work?

    I thought about it all day... I tried it from another angle... is this better? Elizabeth, Lucy, Randolph, and Margaret made it work; there was no...

    Started by Renee Schultz‎, 07-13-2009 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 500
    07-14-2009, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  16. Fantasy Query

    Here's a revised version of the query for my fantasy novel. *** After decades of unrest, the realm of Caen is breaking apart, its unstable king...

    Started by J v Z‎, 07-13-2009 02:01 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 326
    07-13-2009, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  17. don't hold back- new query

    here is my first stab at this so feel free to say what you like, we're online so you won't see me cry. haha! Dear (agent who loves me), I...

    Started by Lucy D‎, 07-10-2009 11:10 AM
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  18. Looking for a critque on QUERY

    Hello everyone, Just for the record... I did write last week and received some advice. Unfortunately, the website would not let me repond until I...

    Started by Renee Schultz‎, 07-12-2009 09:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-12-2009, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  19. Query

    Thank you for taking your time to critique. When eighteen-year-old college student Terra Vale moves to Brasevale, New Mexico to start the summer...

    Started by Jennifer Chadwell‎, 07-06-2009 05:29 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    07-12-2009, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  20. New Query

    GIFT "When 17-year-old Remmy's mother died and she was forced to move in with her father, who she hadn't seen for 10 years, she expected to be...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-11-2009 04:55 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 964
    07-12-2009, 04:57 PM Go to last post

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