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Agents in Other Countries

Postby Wolfe3141 » 05 Oct 2010, 22:30

Does anyone know of a listing like AgentQuery.com that lists agents in other countries?
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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby Nathan Bransford » 06 Oct 2010, 17:12

I don't - anyone else?
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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby Holly » 06 Oct 2010, 17:26

I would email Agent Query and the AAR http://aaronline.org and ask them if they have contact info.
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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby cheekychook » 06 Oct 2010, 17:36

There are several British agents listed on query tracker.
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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby cheekychook » 06 Oct 2010, 19:46

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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby dgaughran » 08 Oct 2010, 06:26

Which countries are you interested in?

For the UK/Ireland the Writers & Artists Yearbook is indispensable. Comprehensive listing of all UK/Irish agents (with genres/submission guidelines/contact details etc.) and a ton of helpful articles.

If you don't want to buy the book, they have a search facility on their website, you have to register to get the full, advanced search, but its free. http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/search-listings/

They do have listings for select Canadian/Australian/European agents, but these aren't nearly as comprehensive as their UK listings.

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Re: Agents in Other Countries

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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby Wolfe3141 » 10 Oct 2010, 09:53

Thank you everyone! Australia! Awesome. This was exactly what I was looking for.
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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby Mariam Maarouf » 22 Oct 2010, 15:18

You guys are lucky you even have agents where you are; where I live the whole agent thing is non-existent: there are exactly zero agents in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

I got my book deal by direct submission to the editor - here, to survive, you have to be your own agent and publicist (and still manage to write something great). I'm not sure where my imperfection is (because there gotta be one, right?), but I seriously, fervently hope it isn't in my writing.

Anyway, I just wanted to ask: because the mother tongue here isn't English, people who can read and understand English enough to buy YA novels aren't many, so I wanted to sell my [future] title to a foreign publisher (which is nearly impossible without an agent, and I'm not experienced enough to do that myself). Are there any [foreign] agencies who would represent me despite my location?

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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby Scribble » 22 Oct 2010, 16:30

If they like your writing then I don't think they care where you are based. I'd say go for it, don't limit yourself.

The world is much smaller thanks to email, find some targets and send out those queries to the agents you think might be good to work with.

Fingers crossed that you find your agent.
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Re: Agents in Other Countries

Postby Mariam Maarouf » 25 Oct 2010, 04:34

Scribble wrote:If they like your writing then I don't think they care where you are based. I'd say go for it, don't limit yourself.

The world is much smaller thanks to email, find some targets and send out those queries to the agents you think might be good to work with.

Fingers crossed that you find your agent.


Thank you :) I'll start querying once I get my WIP done and revised.
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