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Send a query via e-mail. For fiction and memoir, include a synopsis, a brief bio, and the first twenty-five pages of your manuscript. For all other nonfiction, send only a synopsis and brief bio. If submitting via e-mail, all material should be pasted into the body of your message. Response time: three to four weeks.
Please visit the Carol Mann Agency website for a full list of our authors. This should give you a better sense of the kinds of books and authors we represent and are looking for. Also, see my bio on the Carol Mann website for a complete list of the types of books I represent.
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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