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Send a query letter with the first ten pages of the manuscript via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I like it when a writer tells me why they are querying me, in particular; it shows they have done their homework and they understand the kind of book they've written. The best queries manage to be both concise and elegantly written, and at the same time present a compelling conflict at the heart of their story.
For an unpublished writer, does it cost more to seek a literary agent abroad or would it be safer to self-publish first in the home country before seeking an agent in another country?
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?
... lucky to have people like Robin Desser and Leigh Feldman (my editor and agent respectively) in my corner. ...
Savoring the Sweet Smell of Success - 01/27/2008
... children inherit, to Robin Desser at Knopf, by Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman (NA)." I wanted...
Savoring the Sweet Smell of Success - 11/14/2007