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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. Query revised

    Dear (Mr. Agent), The GIFT After the death of her mother and moving to Ellsworth, Maine, to live with her...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-06-2009 01:39 PM
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    07-07-2009, 01:12 AM Go to last post
  2. One more time on my query

    Hey, I know you're all probably getting sick of me, but here's another try at my query. Any comments, good or bad, would be appreciated. Dear...

    Started by Jeff Davis‎, 07-03-2009 09:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-05-2009, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  3. Query letter revised

    The GIFT Dear (Mr. Agent), Some call this legend the creation of the mind. Made up around an ancient fire as most stories were. But it wasnít...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-04-2009 04:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-05-2009, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  4. Prep before submission

    I am new to the boards, though i have been reading-alot. i have finished my book and query letter and wanted to know what i should have prepared for...

    Started by Lucy D‎, 07-03-2009 04:50 PM
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    07-05-2009, 06:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Tech question

    What size font are manuscripts normally written in?? I've been writing in 16 but it occurred to me that if I formatted in say, 12, I could condense...

    Started by Jonathan Evans‎, 07-03-2009 09:56 AM
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    07-05-2009, 05:23 AM Go to last post
  6. Backspace November Agent-Author Seminar

    The <a href=\"http://www.backspacewritersconference.com\">2009 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar</a> will be held November 5 & 6 at the Radisson...

    Started by Karen Dionne‎, 07-04-2009 10:09 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-04-2009, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  7. Query letter

    Dear (Mr. Agent), The GIFT is a 115,000-word novel for young adults and adults who enjoy a touch of romance in their Fantasy/Adventure. ...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-02-2009 10:48 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-03-2009, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  8. Query Letter

    Thank you for taking the time to critique. Dear (agents name) Becoming an elemental guide for a tribe of Navajo Indians is not exactly what 18...

    Started by Jennifer Chadwell‎, 07-02-2009 12:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-03-2009, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Perhaps another way to query?

    Crossing Twice - non-Fiction 50000 words As I stood in the great expanse, with light everywhere, coming from millions of joyous spheres around the...

    Started by Reece Manley‎, 07-03-2009 03:46 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-03-2009, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  10. Mystery Novel Query Draft

    I'll jump in with a query letter draft to comment on, if you're interested in taking a crack at it. Thanks.

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 07-02-2009 02:38 AM
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    07-03-2009, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  11. another shot at my query

    As always, the good, the bad and the ugly comments are welcome... Dear Agent: SNAGGLERíS PARADISE is a completed 90-000-word fictional satire...

    Started by Jeff Davis‎, 07-02-2009 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-03-2009, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  12. Somebody help!

    Alright, this may be out of left field, but here it goes... I don't know anything about publishing, how to get your material copyrighted, how to get...

    Started by haden olmstead‎, 07-02-2009 01:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-03-2009, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  13. I know you may be tired of me, but any last commen

    In re: Crossing Twice: Answers from the Source The ripping pain of the first rape haunted me, the horrible stench and the suffering as his heavy...

    Started by Reece Manley‎, 07-02-2009 04:27 AM
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    07-03-2009, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  14. contract questions

    I just read through James Jís post and realized that I donít have a clue about contracts. I walked (rapidly) away from one agency who wanted an...

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 07-02-2009 11:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,105
    07-02-2009, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  15. Choose the query version - hopefully final (and an

    So, which of these two query bodies do you think is better, or better yet, which lines would you choose from each of them? (Differences are mainly in...

    Started by Billy Wong‎, 06-30-2009 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-02-2009, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  16. Still trying

    I hope that I'm making some ground on this. Thank you in advance for your brutal but honest opinions. It might not always feel good but its a great...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-01-2009 07:31 PM
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    07-02-2009, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  17. lead line in a query

    It's been suggested to me that my lead paragraph in my query might be leading the agent and drawing conclusions for him/her. I'm not sure. My thought...

    Started by Jeff Davis‎, 07-01-2009 07:50 PM
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    07-02-2009, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  18. Query Letter

    Hey, do you think this query would be pithy enough to get an agent's attention? When Emma Earl comes to the big city, saving the world wasnít in...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 07-01-2009 11:45 AM
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    07-02-2009, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  19. New Query letter.......

    I guess that this posting is mainly for that incredibly prolific correspondent, Cindy Kay. I rewrote my query letter, which I'll post below, mailed...

    Started by Jonathan Evans‎, 07-01-2009 05:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-02-2009, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  20. Typical duration for publication of agented manusc

    I am fortunate enough to have a very renowned and talented agent representing my work. However, after editing it to meet his specifications and then...

    Started by James Jordan‎, 06-30-2009 06:09 PM
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    • Replies: 27
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    07-02-2009, 05:28 AM Go to last post

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