Monthly Archives: February 2011

Agent #17 – Sparks?

Okay, so I’ve managed to rationalize my antsy-pantsiness (I’ve now ruled that pantsiness is a word) and decided that SEVEN is a more magically rounded and appropriate number and I have sent out another query. And in case I was … Continue reading

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Seventh Heaven

I currently have six queries out there in Literaryland and I ain’t heard nothin’ back from nobody in ages. I guess I really did hit the most conscientious agents first because I got used to hearing back from them within … Continue reading

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Update Agent #7 – Your Time Is Up. Please Make Way For Agent #17

This afternoon I was going through the list I keep of agents whom I’ve approached. I highlight the ones I’ve not heard back from yet – it’s easier to scroll down the page and see who I’m waiting to hear … Continue reading

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Update Agent #16 – Gimme 50

It appears I’m on the right track with my new-and-improved query letter! Less than three hours after I sent it off to Agent #16 – he’s the Los Angeles based one with Lauren Bacall as a client – he wrote … Continue reading

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Agent #16 – A Temporary Change of Tactics

Until now I have been focusing my attentions on New York agents. That’s because most of the publishing industry–namely publishers, editors, agents–are New York based so the thinking goes that if you’re not there, you probably don’t have the contacts … Continue reading

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Agent #15 – Testing New Ground

Agent #14 won’t know it (unless she’s been following my blog which, let’s be honest, isn’t even remotely likely) but she’s the first recipient of my new-and-improved query letter. Lucky her! I hope she appreciates it (again, not even remotely … Continue reading

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Agents #6 and #9 – Passed The Sell By Date

I was just sitting here reviewing the agents I’ve approached but not heard back from and found a couple who have passed their Sell By date. The auto-response I got back from Agent #6 – which I blogged under “Reaching … Continue reading

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