Non-fiction publishing credits in a fiction query

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Non-fiction publishing credits in a fiction query

Post by karenbb » October 5th, 2010, 4:11 pm

Nathan,

Is it ever appropriate to mention non-fiction publishing credits in a fiction query? I had thought that was a no-no, but I've seen many successful queries (ones that garnered representation) break this rule. If a major newspaper (top 25 media market) paid me (repeatedly) to write lifestyle articles, is that a valid publishing credit?

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Karen (residing in query hell, trying to dig my way out)

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Re: Non-fiction publishing credits in a fiction query

Post by Nathan Bransford » October 5th, 2010, 9:39 pm

karenbb wrote:Nathan,

Is it ever appropriate to mention non-fiction publishing credits in a fiction query? I had thought that was a no-no, but I've seen many successful queries (ones that garnered representation) break this rule. If a major newspaper (top 25 media market) paid me (repeatedly) to write lifestyle articles, is that a valid publishing credit?

Thanks!
Karen (residing in query hell, trying to dig my way out)
Hope this helps: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2008/03 ... shing.html

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