Monthly Archives: January 2011

Nookie Nookie

This blog entry isn’t related to my own books or my search to connect with a literary agent, but it is book-related so it’s close enough. And anyway, it’s my own damn blog so I’ll write what I want. And … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The corner of Hollywood and Vine

I came across this photo recently on a favorite website of mine on which are posted old photos of L.A. It was taken in 1938 of a girl obviously fresh off the bus from Noplace, Arkansas like ten thousand pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Hollywood places | Tagged | Leave a comment

Agent #13 – Newbies For Newbies

One of the ways a new author can get the proverbial foot in the door is to locate a new literary agent. Those agents who are only just starting out might not have the reams of publishing industry contacts that … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | Leave a comment

It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea – Part II

Okay so I struck out trying to cyber-stalk Armistead Maupin’s literary agent only to find out that she’s not currently taking unsolicited queries (read: Don’t Even THINK Of Bugging Me) but I wasn’t ready to give up on the concept … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | 2 Comments

It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea

I was reading an article online yesterday which made a very sensible suggestion. It said that one of the best ways to reach the right agent for your project was to see which books are like yours and then track … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | 2 Comments

Agent #11 – A Fellow Blogger

Agent #11 is someone I like and admire a lot. I first came across her via her blog. Quite a few literary agents have blogs these days but hers is the one I find myself going back to more often … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | 2 Comments

Update Agent #2 – Processing Fee not a Reading Fee

Today I heard back from Agent #2. She’s the one who I blogged as “Not a no.” She asked me to re-send my email query in paper form via snail mail. I wasn’t too sure why, seeing as how she … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | 6 Comments

Update Agent #10 – An Encouraging Knockback

I just heard back from agent #10 – she was the one who appreciated good manners. Apparently she follows her own instructions. I just heard back from her…it was a “no” but she was encouraging in the way she knocked … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | 2 Comments

Agent #10 – Good Manners

I’m up to agent #10 now. I’m still on the New York agents and still querying the ones who list ‘historical fiction’ or ‘historicals’ as one of their specific areas of interest. But since about agent #6, I don’t seem … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | 1 Comment

Agent #9 – Anything Smart With A Good Sense Of Humor

In Jeff Herman’s guide to literary agents, agent #9 lists her mix of business as Fiction–40% / Non-fiction–60%. <insert wincing grimace here> That doesn’t bode well for someone trying to push fiction in her face. But then she goes on … Continue reading

Posted in Literary agents | Tagged | 1 Comment