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Send a one-page query letter via e-mail, including a brief synopsis of your book, a short bio with any writing education, previous publications, awards, and any other related information. For fiction, please include the first five chapters. For nonfiction, send a proposal (if available) or the first five chapters and a summary. Response time: "I request eight weeks to read but usually reply much sooner."
"I like to see any previous publications / writing education and comparable titles."
Is strong journalism and column writing considered when judging the talent of a writer seeking to branch out into more creative areas?
If I’m a hermit by choice (find crowds draining, don’t do public speaking well), how does that reduce my chances of being published? Would an agent and/or publisher see that as a marketing...
Is self-publishing my early work going to cost me later in my literary career? Does an agent perceive self-published work as a demerit?