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  1. "Reasonable Fee"

    Regarding copying and postage fees to expect from literary agents, when they say (and I quote) "Most agents charge a reasonable fee for copying and...

    Started by Chris Almand‎, 10-19-2005 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-21-2005, 05:19 AM Go to last post
  2. "shopping around" etiquette

    I currently have my book prototype and proposal at a publishing house to be reviewed and want to send it to another. Is there some kind of etiquette...

    Started by Tracey‎, 03-18-2001 03:54 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-18-2001, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  3. "Submission Release"

    In asking for a completed manuscript(in my case, a screenplay) is it standard practice to ask for a "Submission Release" or should my shadydetectors...

    Started by Olufemi Taiwo‎, 02-12-2006 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 314
    02-12-2006, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  4. "To Whom It May Concern"...

    In preparing to query an agent I realize that I have no 'real person' to address it to...Is "To Whom It May Concern" to stuffy??? If so, any...

    Started by Kristin Reese‎, 03-04-2005 12:12 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    03-10-2005, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  5. "Unpublished" question

    What is the difference between "treatment" and "outline" -- for TV scripts?

    Started by Mary M.‎, 09-26-2001 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 355
    09-27-2001, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  6. "Virgin" writer

    I have to admit that I am the "virgin" writer in that this is the first time I have ever been inspired to write anything with the intention of trying...

    Started by Sarah Hillas‎, 01-26-2004 10:23 PM
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    • Replies: 17
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    02-01-2004, 11:18 AM Go to last post
  7. "WritersNet Anthology" Final Stats

    The submission/review/edit phase of the WritersNet anthologies has been completed (although there may be a last-minute adjustment or two). We now...

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 08-19-2002 07:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 432
    08-20-2002, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  8. "Zodiac Warriors" Preview

    I think my synopsis confused some of the elements of the story I had in mind, so maybe this will help forum posters understand what kind of angle I'm...

    Started by James Cornett‎, 10-12-2004 06:06 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 342
    10-15-2004, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  9. 'Eden-459' just released

    To all: Happy to say that my first novel entitled 'Eden-459' is on the market. Shifting into promotional mode while working on my next one. Hope all...

    Started by Martin Stab‎, 11-26-2002 07:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 296
    11-28-2002, 02:19 AM Go to last post
  10. 'nother queery if neone's be so kind...

    thanks all, it's far from perfect I know, but getting better at least? Ooh do I hate queries.. Dear AGENT, One reader described my first novel...

    Started by private private‎, 07-13-2004 02:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 295
    07-14-2004, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  11. (Newbie) Need to make some decisions

    I remember a time when I couldn\'t think of anything to write about. Now I have the opposite problem. I have too much to write about. I need focus,...

    Started by Lisa Frase‎, 01-13-2008 07:21 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,329
    01-15-2008, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  12. (TWC) The Writers Club

    Hi all. Just writing to spread the word conserning the writers club. In so many words, they allow you to become a member or a fellow of their club...

    Started by Jessica Peterson‎, 07-10-2006 05:37 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 543
    07-10-2006, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  13. ----, Line, and Sinker...

    Hook... fun. Greetings everyone. I've been working on paring my story down to one sentence--is it really possible? I've come up with a rough...

    Started by JR H‎, 07-31-2009 10:52 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    08-02-2009, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  14. 0 for 5

    OK, I'm 0 for 5 regarding my query letter for a literary agent :-( However, I did have a hit but the agent was not a AAR member. How imporant is...

    Started by DEREK VITATOE‎, 07-15-2005 05:02 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 885
    07-16-2005, 04:21 AM Go to last post
  15. 1 query letter at a time?

    When you send out a query letter, do you send out one and wait for a response, or send out a few, or several, or...? What's the standard practice? ...

    Started by John Z‎, 08-18-2009 07:22 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 697
    08-27-2009, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  16. 10 best authors and other stuff

    Hey everyone: Just getting in my weekly checkup on you all. I am recovering nicely and apologise for not being such a frequent contributor to the...

    Started by Patricia Cooper‎, 10-20-2001 06:41 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 447
    10-23-2001, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  17. 10 best authors ever

    I would like a list of the 10 Best authors of literature.

    Started by Vincent Dunlap‎, 10-17-2001 02:49 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-19-2001, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  18. 12 year old novelist

    HELLO! I am excited to announce that I am 12 and lack 3 weeks of finishing a novel. Do you think I can do it?

    Started by Cassandra Hawks‎, 01-07-2001 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,136
    01-13-2001, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  19. 13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk - author of Fight Club

    I found this interesting - 13 Writing Tips from Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club. ...

    Started by Squeaking Noodle‎, 09-30-2006 02:40 AM
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    • Replies: 24
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    10-11-2006, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  20. 16 Calls for Submissions in March 2016 - Paying Markets

    The best way to go from being an unpublished writer to a published one, is to get published. It sounds silly when it's put like that, but unless you...

    Started by ericaverr‎, 02-29-2016 05:11 AM
    calls for submissions, creative nonfiction, essays, fiction, poems
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 7,547
    02-29-2016, 06:21 AM Go to last post

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