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Send a query letter via regular mail or e-mail.
We do accept e-mail submissions but only from authors recommended to us by people we know (usually other authors, sometimes editors). Our reporting time is usually a week or less for a proposal, three or four weeks for a complete manuscript.
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...