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First fifty pages

Post by Michael Roland » October 31st, 2010, 2:04 pm

Does that include the forward?

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Re: First fifty pages

Post by HillaryJ » October 31st, 2010, 4:06 pm

If by "forward", you mean an introduction to the book by someone other than the author, then I would say that it should not be included. When an agent/editor requests the first fifty pages of your manuscript, that's exactly what they want, the first fifty pages that you have written.
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Re: First fifty pages

Post by Michael Roland » October 31st, 2010, 6:32 pm

Technically, I mean "introduction" rather than forward. Thanks. Same question applies.

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Re: First fifty pages

Post by HillaryJ » November 1st, 2010, 12:50 am

Is this non-fiction?
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Re: First fifty pages

Post by Michael Roland » November 1st, 2010, 6:00 am

It's a Memoir or Creative Nonfiction.

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Re: First fifty pages

Post by HillaryJ » November 1st, 2010, 9:52 pm

My sense, and I've not looked that deeply into this genre, is that the query should sort of be the substitute for the introduction, but you might want to toss this into the "Ask Nathan" thread.
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Re: First fifty pages

Post by Nathan Bransford » November 7th, 2010, 12:45 pm

My feeling is that if you're envisioning that the foreword will be at the beginning of the final book, it should be included in the first fifty pages and counts toward those fifty pages.

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