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Send a query via e-mail, with a description of the work and a biography. The submission may also include the first five pages of the manuscript included in the body of the e-mail. Response time varies, but only project for consideration will be responded to.
“I appreciate when I writer has done his or her research into what kinds of books and authors I represent so the query is targeted appropriately, and why he or she would fit on my list is always good to include in the query. I’m not always looking for more of the same, however, so if your project is different than the majority of my list but you still think we could be a good fit I welcome your query.”
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...