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by telos
August 19th, 2013, 10:43 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The personalized touch in queries
Replies: 9
Views: 12086

Re: The personalized touch in queries

If you can get (or purchase) a subscription to Publishers Marketplace, there's invaluable data there. For example, if the agent recently posted a deal, you could start off by congratulating them on it. You could also mention a trend: "I see that many of your recent sales are in the XX genre . . . "
by telos
August 19th, 2013, 10:41 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: should I notify other agents of a full request?
Replies: 2
Views: 8363

should I notify other agents of a full request?

Always a tricky art . . . nudging an agent who is reading your manuscript. Here's my question: Should I notify an agent if I receive other requests for the full manuscript? We all know that it's imperative to notify if you receive an offer of representation. This question is a bit different. It's ba...
by telos
April 28th, 2013, 2:51 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query:: The Truth About Rabbit Holes :: YA Fantasy
Replies: 7
Views: 6447

Re: Query: The Truth About Rabbit Holes YA Fantasy

Here's a shot at the agent paragraph -- sample wording is in parens: THE TRUTH ABOUT RABBIT HOLES, complete at 72,000 words, re-envisions Alice in Wonderland ("through the eyes of X" . . . or "in the tunnels of New York City" . . . something catchy, memorable, and 100% specific to your story). I've ...
by telos
April 25th, 2013, 9:48 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: have an agent, want a new one . . . protocol?
Replies: 3
Views: 8973

Re: have an agent, want a new one . . . protocol?

Hi HillaryJ -- Thanks for your response. Agreed on the ethical dilemma. Here's what I know at the moment: The 2nd agent is having a look at my manuscript and is aware that I'm represented/have worked through a revision. No offer yet from 2nd agent. A couple of other factors: I'm concerned about a le...
by telos
April 16th, 2013, 10:10 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: have an agent, want a new one . . . protocol?
Replies: 3
Views: 8973

have an agent, want a new one . . . protocol?

First of all, this is a terrific forum. Thanks to Nathan and all contributors! I presently have a good, reputable agent in NYC, but I accepted representation quickly -- and am now finding that there may be another agent who is a better fit. How should I begin exploratory conversations with the poten...