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Send a query letter via mail or e-mail with the first three chapters of the manuscript or proposal attached. If sending via postal mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply. Due to the large volume of submissions, only those e-mail queries that the agent is interested in will be responded to.
Please do not call to follow up on your submission.
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...