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Send queries via e-mail to email@example.com or via regular mail. For fiction and memoir, send a synopsis of the work, a brief bio, and the first twenty-five pages of the manuscript. For all other nonfiction, send only a synopsis and brief bio. If submitting via e-mail, include all material in the body of the message; attachments will not be opened.
What is the best advice you can give young writers who are applying to MFA programs?
Do agents really read synopses? Isn’t a ten-page sample more useful?
I write literary fiction and have completed four novels and one hundred pages of a memoir with a proposal. I’ve published extensively in literary journals and anthologies—stories excerpted from...