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Send a query letter via postal mail or e-mail, but don't include attachments unless requested.
I respond to simpler letters that focus on the narrative and tone of the book, with some author background. If it's too slick or complicated, I tend to turn off to it. I don't mind multiple submissions but generally don't answer any that are clearly cattle calls.
For an unpublished writer, does it cost more to seek a literary agent abroad or would it be safer to self-publish first in the home country before seeking an agent in another country?
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?