Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rats! Bats! And Double Drats!

I keep a log of the agents I’ve approached, when I queried them, when I blogged about them, when I heard back from them, and what they said. For easy reference, I highlight the ones I haven’t heard back from … Continue reading

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Agent #24 – “Let’s be realistic and do the impossible!”

I gave up on Agent #12 today. He is that rare animal: a New York agent who doesn’t accept email queries. I actually had to write him a letter! And print it out! And find an envelope and stamp! And … Continue reading

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Agent #23 – Variations on the Theme of Get Lost

I heard from Agent #21 yesterday. She was the one I blogged about referring to how awful it must have been for a woman to have her period in the desert outside Damascus during biblical times. Her response was a … Continue reading

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Agent #21 – Home Court Advantage

After reviewing my list of agents I’ve approached, I found two from whom I haven’t heard back. I emailed them both a month ago and both of them fall into the We’ll Be In Touch Only If We Give A … Continue reading

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Agent #21 – Red Carpets versus Goat Hair Scarves

Turns out contacting agent #20 wasn’t the complete waste of time and effort (and Dove dark chocolate from the 99 Cent Store – 2 for 99 cents…woohoo!) that I thought it would be when I discovered my new email program … Continue reading

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Agent #20 – Not Alone

One of the writer-related newsletters I subscribe to is put out by a guy who runs an online guide to literary agents. It comes in the form of a daily email and usually includes things like interviews with agents about … Continue reading

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Agent #19 – Master of my Domain

A while ago I blogged about a response from an agent who outlined four reasons why she was knocking me back. One of those reasons was that she thought the AOL address I was using – aussieauthor – suggested that … Continue reading

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