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by djf881
December 19th, 2009, 9:05 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query help - Gothic - REVISED
Replies: 16
Views: 4299

Re: Query help - Gothic

I would like to add that I respectfully disagree with the above poster that your story may be flawed. It may be, for all I know, but I don't think that can be told from just a query. Maybe the query just doesn't explain everything well enough to tell us all we want to know. Good luck. I like your p...
by djf881
December 19th, 2009, 8:44 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 3981

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

Cold-calling agents is a really bad idea. They'll probably be polite when you speak to them, but this will not get your submission a more favorable hearing. However, when you are marketing yourself, you have to be attentive to the culture of the industry. Agents receive thousands of unsolicited subm...
by djf881
December 17th, 2009, 4:34 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query help - Gothic - REVISED
Replies: 16
Views: 4299

Re: Query help - Gothic

I think you might want to find a couple of careful beta readers to look your MS over before you start querying agents, because you may have a few story problems. You've got a whole lot of stuff going on here, and the query letter doesn't really create an impression that you've synthesized it into a ...