Agent #3 – Meanwhile back in New York

Agent #3 is a New York based agent who recently placed a debut novel called “Finn” about Huckleberry Finn’s father, “Pap”, so you know he’s a history fan. You also know it because on the website for his agency he says, “History has always been a passion.” Hey, just call me Sherlock. This particular agent is of the “email me only” school. He also specifies to paste into your query email the first page of your ms (“ms” is publishingspeak for ‘manuscript’). I’m guessing that all he needs to know if he’s interested in your project is all there on the first page. And in a way he’s right. When you go to your local bookstore and pick up a book from the shelf (or the online equivalent), if the first page doesn’t really grab you, how likely are you to buy it?


About Martin Turnbull

The Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels blog is by Martin Turnbull, a Los Angeles based historical fiction author writing about the golden era of Hollywood in his series of novels set at the Garden of Allah Hotel, which stood on Sunset Blvd from 1927 to 1959. Check him out at and Facebook: "gardenofallahnovels"
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