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by arielswan
January 13th, 2011, 6:06 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: in search of a writing conference
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: in search of a writing conference

It depends on where you live. The Muse and the Marketplace conference hosted by Grub Street writers in Boston, MA is a good one. There are many excellent and well known authors, agents, editors and other industry professionals who present there. You can meet with an agent or editor and even eat lunc...
by arielswan
January 8th, 2011, 9:10 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 97354

Re: Rejection Stats

Okay, so I was wondering how many rejections it took before you guys started working on your query again? I sent 4 or 5 queries in the first run - got a few rejections and some silence - and I revised - sent two more queries - got rejections and tweaked the query again - this third time - a full re...
by arielswan
January 2nd, 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Full Requests
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: Requests for Fulls and MONTHS of silence

Thanks guys. The query only request is an interesting thought. I hadn't really paid much attention to that yet. Going back to my spread sheet I see that all but 1 of the Full requests came from Query + pages (10 - 30). The partials I am not sure because they were both from the first round and were s...
by arielswan
December 31st, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Full Requests
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Full Requests

How long is too long to hear back from an agent after they have requests a manuscript. I am finding it hard at the four month mark to think anything but it was lost. I did nudge to see if in fact it had arrived - but no response. I will keep waiting of course - but is there a point when one can just...
by arielswan
April 10th, 2010, 5:32 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY: DISTILLATION - REVISED AGAIN
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

QUERY: DISTILLATION - REVISED AGAIN

Dear Agent: Alice Towne refuses to be like her mother. Infidelity having tarnished the life she planned, the last place she wants to be is home with Josephine, who pines over bad decisions and waits for fate to deal a better hand from the tarot deck. Determined to prove she is strong and independent...
by arielswan
April 9th, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - MG - THE WHISPERING FERNS
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: Query - MG - THE WHISPERING FERNS

Dear Makemy Dreamscometrue, The only adventurous thing eleven-year-old James “Smith” Campbell ever did was try and run away to the Smithsonian, and he made it one block away and got a nickname out of that. color=#0080BF] You could just delete the underlined part and it would be the same - trust the ...
by arielswan
April 7th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: REVISED QUERY: Distillation - a New England ghost story
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

REVISED QUERY: Distillation - a New England ghost story

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. It was enormously helpful. I have cut almost 100 words and I have tried to make it more specific . The historical bit mentioned at the end is that in the mid-1700's the town this story takes place in refused burial in consecrated ground to a man "of uncommon lea...
by arielswan
April 7th, 2010, 2:35 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Distillation - a New England ghost story
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

REVISED QUERY: Distillation - a New England ghost story

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback. It was enormously helpful. I have cut almost 100 words and I have tried to make it more specific . The historical bit mentioned at the end is that in the mid-1700's the town this story takes place in refused burial in consecrated ground to a man "of uncommon lea...
by arielswan
April 7th, 2010, 7:55 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - MG - THE WHISPERING FERNS
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: Query - MG - THE WHISPERING FERNS

Dear Makemy Dreamscometrue, The most adventurous thing eleven year old James “Smith” Campbell ever did was try and run away to the Smithsonian, and he only got one block away and a nickname out of that. However, when Smith is sent to stay with his cousins in the mysterious little fishing village of ...
by arielswan
April 5th, 2010, 6:21 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Distillation - a New England ghost story
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Distillation - a New England ghost story

Go ahead - do your best/worst. Any feedback is appreciated. Haunted by the superstitious lore of her mother, Alice Towne hasn’t been able to shake the feeling that something is not right. When she looks in the mirror, she sees only the outline of a person drawn by someone else, and not the person sh...
by arielswan
April 5th, 2010, 6:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY - THE NAMELESS
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: QUERY - THE NAMELESS

Eighteen-year-old Erica Ann Dawson falls asleep in her bed in Batesfield, Connecticut and awakens to find herself driving down a four-lane highway. Is the name of the town central to the plot? Is it needed in the Query. I know I have one in mine too - and that is a question I have asked myself- and ...