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by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novellas
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Novellas

I know people say the Big Houses don't like literary or novellas, but #2 treated me quite well. And that is pretty encouraging! A writer can submit an unsolicited manuscript for consideration directly to the publisher at many smaller presses who nonetheless have distribution channels comparable to ...
by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novellas
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Novellas

steve wrote:Every independent publisher is interested in novellas.

Just send it in.

Paul Harding won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction last year for his novella TINKERS.
Awesome!!
by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 11:42 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents by genre
Replies: 13
Views: 3134

Re: Agents by genre

HillaryJ wrote:I think that Writers Market (through Writers Digest) has that search option. It may be a subscription site. Can't quite remember.
Yes you do need to pay. I am sure it is worth it though.
by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 11:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novellas
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Novellas

Some of the literary journals and anthologies take them, and many e-publishers don't seem opposed. We're talking 15K-45K words or thereabouts? Yeah I've been checking out e-publishers and I noticed they are much more open minded with shorter books. I will definitely query them when the time is right.
by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novellas
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Novellas

I have no experience in this, but it may be best to go ahead and pitch it anyway. If you're really not sure keep it as is, but also right it as a novel and see how that goes. Anyways, some of the best works in Literature are novellas. Thanks Moni. It might be worth a try to expand the story while k...
by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 11:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novellas
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Re: Novellas

For what it's worth, because this was years ago, I had an agent (now retired, sorry) who took me on as a client based on a novella. One of the big houses asked for an exclusive on it, then requested to see the next one I wrote, intending to publish them together. Of course, it never materialized, b...
by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 10:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novellas
Replies: 23
Views: 2828

Novellas

Does anyone know of agencies or publishers that represent novellas? I know that they are a hard sell. Is it something that a writer should try and expand to full book length? I have considered adding more to the story, but it seems just right the way it is. I think it's worth a try to see if someone...
by saraflower
November 3rd, 2010, 9:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Early Adult - New Genre?
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Early Adult - New Genre?

Yeah it should be interesting to see how popular it gets - if it does.
by saraflower
November 2nd, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Early Adult - New Genre?
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Early Adult - New Genre?

I hope that new adult does become a full fledged genre. But I think the age group should go up to 29 or 30. People in their late 20's are definitely still in that youthful indiscretion, self-identity struggle phase.
by saraflower
November 2nd, 2010, 1:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Indenting paragraphs
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Indenting paragraphs

Thank you. :)
by saraflower
November 2nd, 2010, 12:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Indenting paragraphs
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Indenting paragraphs

So what is the exact number of spaces you need to indent a new paragraph in a manuscript? Dumb question, I know.
by saraflower
November 1st, 2010, 5:37 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Possessed
Replies: 23
Views: 3127

Re: Query - Possessed

Thanks for your help. I guess that I will have incorporate some back story into the query and fix more weak spots.

This is much harder than I thought!
by saraflower
November 1st, 2010, 4:49 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Possessed
Replies: 23
Views: 3127

Re: Query - Possessed

I was playing around with the opening sentences in comparison to my last revision. I am trying to decide which version sounds more gripping. Dear Agent, Gabriel is a murderer. The experiment he volunteered for was supposed to erase the memories. Now all he knows is one thing: If he does not get out ...
by saraflower
November 1st, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19705

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Sara, I think the blog is enough. I actually think it's unprofessional to have a website all about your unpublished works in progress, acting as if they're already published books or heavily trying to market them, etc. Yes, you can certainly include project descriptions and info about what you're w...
by saraflower
November 1st, 2010, 3:47 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - Possessed
Replies: 23
Views: 3127

Re: Query - Possessed

I see your point about that line "He wishes he could erase what he did to them". I can simply show that in the story, but it doesn't really need to be mentioned in the query. You're right though - he "shouldn't" feel bad for what he did, but he does. Yeah I get what you're saying about opening with ...