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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."
I’ve read that literary fiction writers should consider submitting book-length manuscripts to contests and independent presses at the same time they are querying agents. This feels unorthodox to...
I have a book I think would make a good e-book—it's fiction but with lots of relevant (historical and political) links to videos, archival photos, cultural analysis. Is it a good idea to market...
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