Monthly Archives: April 2011

Agent #33 – the minimalist approach

Agent #30 – she of the techno impressive submishmash.com submission process – came back today with a no. There was so little on her website – it was more of a page than a site – that I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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Agent #32 – Going For Broke

After yesterday’s font format debacle and this morning’s succinct “Thanks but no.” from Agent #29, I decided to go for broke and approach the agent whose client has written the best selling novel in history: The Da Vince Code by … Continue reading

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Agent #31 – Because you barely get a first chance to make a good first impression, let alone a second

I queried Agent #31 today but I think I’ve managed to already shoot myself in the Addidases. (‘Addidasi’…?) Or, more specifically, my martinturnbull.com email program managed to shoot me in the Addidases. Agent #31 has a really nice website. Not … Continue reading

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Agent #30 – Submishmash

You’d think that after 30 submissions to literary agents, I’d have pretty much seen it all, right? After all, how complicated can this part of the process be? Agents give you an email address and guidelines about how to approach … Continue reading

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Agent #29 – If In Doubt

Today I crossed Agent #26 off my list. Their website says, and I quote, We read all of our email queries ourselves and respond very quickly when we are interested.  However, we usually do not respond when we are not … Continue reading

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Agent #28 – Stabbing In The Dark

…and today’s “thanks-but-no-thanks” was brought to you by agent #22 who was the New York based Australian one I approached a few weeks ago using the “aussieauthor” email address. It was a fairly generic “not right for us but keep … Continue reading

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Agent #27 – Sticking with California

Several agents ago – 11 to be exact – I contacted a literary agent here in Los Angeles. He was the one who had Lauren Bacall as a client and seemed to appreciate the appeal of old Hollywood. And so … Continue reading

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Agent #26 – Scratching It In Texas

I read an interview today with a woman who, last year, published her first novel, Home in the Morning when she was 61 years old. After having spent forty years writing seven novels she finally got a book deal. And … Continue reading

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Agent #25 – Seven Heads and Ten Horns

Okay, so moving on from this week’s disappointment – see “Rats! Bats! And Double Drats!” – I’ve now hit the quarter century with Agent #25. This agent wasn’t on my original list – which means that there wasn’t anything in … Continue reading

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