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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. the full query thanks again

    Johnny Ray XXXXXX Dear Agent: Please consider my recently completed novel, Time is of the Essence, an 82,000-word commercial fiction for...

    Started by Johnny Ray‎, 03-13-2008 02:50 PM
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    03-15-2008, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  2. Any progblems when POD contracts expire?

    My conract with a POD press runs out in about a year. Should I expect a big hassle from them? The book is endorsed by a best selling author and I'm...

    Started by Richard Fulton‎, 03-13-2008 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-14-2008, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  3. Thinking of PODing? Read this.

    As you may know, years ago I POD'd with Xlibris. (I have since become anti-POD, no need to worry.) One of their selling points is that they get your...

    Started by Wonky‎, 03-13-2008 03:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-14-2008, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  4. Seeking Advice on Chapter Outlines

    Seeking Advice on Chapter Outlines After four years of research & writing, I am working on a proposal. My book is a blend of historical memoirs,...

    Started by Elizabeth Harris‎, 03-10-2008 06:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-14-2008, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  5. Counting

    Calculating the number of words in your masterpiece. I know it has been discussed a thousands times, and still I have a question. Go figure. My...

    Started by Eva‎, 03-12-2008 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-14-2008, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  6. another query attempt

    Dead men donít make contracts − survivors do. While the terms of an executed contract must be complied with exactly, an invalid contract gives no...

    Started by Johnny Ray‎, 03-12-2008 02:20 PM
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    03-13-2008, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  7. Fiction vs. Nonfiction dilemma

    Hi Everyone! Fictional books require a query letter to agents and nonfiction books are suggested to have a book proposal or synopsis instead. So...

    Started by Ryan McManigal‎, 03-12-2008 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-13-2008, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  8. My first query

    Hello everyone, I am getting ready to send queries to several agents, but would like to hear some opinions about it first. Dear <Agent’s name>...

    Started by Morten Aaroe‎, 03-12-2008 03:46 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-13-2008, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  9. HELP with this

    This is my query that if I look at again for more than 2 seconds I will throw my laptop out my window and clap if a car runs it over. Seriously the...

    Started by Frustrated Fool‎, 03-12-2008 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-13-2008, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  10. How many at once

    When sending an agent query, would you send one, a few, or perhaps a dozen or more? I have never seen this question here, and wondered what was...

    Started by Bill O'Quist‎, 03-10-2008 07:49 PM
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    03-13-2008, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  11. Ideas?

    I am just looking for suggestions from some of our published authors (like Cathy C or Deb Storky)... I just got a box of ARCs from my publisher. My...

    Started by Carl Buller‎, 03-12-2008 05:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-13-2008, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  12. Mailer endorsed book soon free of POD contract

    Pardon me for interupting. I used to live here. I would just like to tell those who remember me that the book I had endorsed by Norman Mailer will...

    Started by Richard Fulton‎, 03-11-2008 08:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-13-2008, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  13. did I do a stupid thing?

    Hi folks, I love to worry. While waiting to hear how this agent likes my revisions (we haven't signed anything yet and I have no idea how he'll...

    Started by green ray‎, 03-08-2008 04:30 PM
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    03-13-2008, 12:27 AM Go to last post
  14. Yet another query (final)

    Absolutely, positively the last time. Maybe. This is it. I know the Ken Follett thing is too much, but I pored over Amazon all day to find...

    Started by Joe Trent‎, 03-09-2008 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-11-2008, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  15. my worries were well-founded

    Hi folks, for those of you who read my "worried" thread on the next page, I thought you'd like to see this email I just got from the agent I was...

    Started by green ray‎, 03-10-2008 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-10-2008, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  16. Teacher resources

    Does anyone know what type of money to expect from writing a literary unit to go with popular youth books? There are many novel-ties type units but...

    Started by Anna Wylie‎, 03-10-2008 12:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-10-2008, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  17. agent etiquette

    I signed with an no-fee agent last summer for a history. She had several moderately successful clients, who praised her in their acknowledgement...

    Started by jeffrey gorsky‎, 03-05-2008 07:26 AM
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  18. I know, I know

    I said I was going to focus on the story. Truth is I'm not thinking of querying again for a while. However, as I went through my story, getting to...

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 03-08-2008 08:33 PM
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    03-10-2008, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  19. What if...?

    I started my query with a What if question? Is that too plain? I've been advised to stand out and I feel that starting in that way will not make me...

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 03-07-2008 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-10-2008, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  20. Oh, the agony!

    Hurray, I've got the request for a partial! And what happens? I send it off, after checking it again and again for mistakes. No sooner is it gone,...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 03-09-2008 11:12 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 658
    03-10-2008, 06:45 AM Go to last post

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