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synopsis length

Post by lexcade » January 10th, 2010, 5:41 pm

if an agent doesn't specify a synopsis length on the website, or if he says "short synopsis," then what does he typically mean? i know lengths are different per agent, and not everyone's "short" is the same. is there a golden rule? if you have any insight, i'd appreciate the help!

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Re: synopsis length

Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » January 10th, 2010, 5:57 pm

I'd stick in the 1-3 page range, myself. That's the short to medium length. I wouldn't drag it out too long unless they ask for something more.

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Re: synopsis length

Post by Hilabeans » January 10th, 2010, 6:57 pm

That might be a good "Ask Agent" question for either Nathan's thread or Twitter's #askagent.

The advice I've gotten is to limit it to 2 pages, but it could be wrong.
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Re: synopsis length

Post by lexcade » January 10th, 2010, 9:37 pm

gracias, amigos!
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Re: synopsis length

Post by Dakota388 » January 13th, 2010, 9:37 am

I've heard 2-5 pages with an emphasis on being closer to 2 as opposed to the 5. I've also read that this is single spaced but am not entirely sure. (If not, I'm in trouble with mine being 3 single-spaced pages).
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