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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.
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?
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...