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by Daryl_Blonder
May 24th, 2010, 7:13 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 97306

Re: Rejection Stats

On the morning of April 7th, I dropped 24 queries into snail mail. I've not sent along any sample chapters or submitted any e-queries as of yet. Form letter rejections: 11 Personalized rejections: 2 E-mail rejections: 1 No response as of 5/23: 10 Requests for full manuscript or sample: 0 Hence I am ...
by Daryl_Blonder
May 24th, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Two Questions About the Etiqette of Sample Chapters
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Two Questions About the Etiqette of Sample Chapters

Thanks for the advice, I'll see how I want to proceed. I'd had the understanding (perhaps incorrect?) that for many agents sending along what you feel is the "best" or "strongest" part of your work is perfectly acceptable for a sample. In the case of my book which is a memoir, it's not an issue of w...
by Daryl_Blonder
May 23rd, 2010, 10:48 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Two Questions About the Etiqette of Sample Chapters
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Two Questions About the Etiqette of Sample Chapters

1. I've heard that when reading sample chapters, agents generally do not like to see "prologues." But my project is a memoir, so the prologue (which details my family history before I was born) is really more like the first chapter. Does the rule of thumb of no prologues apply when sending memoirs, ...
by Daryl_Blonder
May 23rd, 2010, 9:13 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 191717

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi all... this is my very first post on this forum.

My name is Daryl, I'm from Connecticut, and I'm looking to publish a memoir I wrote on my life with high-functioning autism.