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Agent #45 – The End of the Line at the Bottom of the Page

Today I came to agent #45: the last on my list of agents to be approached. They weren’t supposed to be–there were 4 or 5 more still dangling at the bottom there like impossibly overripe mangoes, a sparrow’s sneeze away … Continue reading

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Agent #44 – The Do’s and Dont’s

Why oh why oh why in god’s name didn’t I contact agent #44 first? I guess because in the Jeff Herman guide ‘historical’ wasn’t listed as a particular area of interest. BUT on her website, she says that she “…is … Continue reading

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Agent #43 – Beware The Swinging Door

I came across agent #43 on the find-an-agent newsletter I subscribe to. As they often do, they had a guest blogger for their regular How I Got My Agent column because we emerging writers just lerve to read about the … Continue reading

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Agent #42 – Go west, young author

Today’s query was a first: I approached an agent who lives in a town I’d never heard of. To be honest with you, it’s in a state that I would struggle to identify on a map so I looked it … Continue reading

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Agent #41 – Cooling in the Catskills

When I hear the word ‘Catskills’ I think of 1940s and 1950s Jewish stand-up comedians hauling out nuggets like “Take my wife…please!” as though nobody had heard that line before. (Which, in 1948, maybe nobody had. Lucky them.) The Catskills … Continue reading

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Agent #40 – 20 Feet Underground

With agent #40 I stayed in New York. This agency is quite large. Their list of agents numbers nearly 20, including a CEO, a chairman, a couple of vice-presidents, three agents who only handle foreign rights, one who just does … Continue reading

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Agent #39 – Whoever You Are and Whatever You Do

I’ve just submitted my 39th query (plus first three chapters) to an agent who is with a company that…um…well, you see, what they do is…ahhh, that is to say, they’re a company that…um…manages…oh crap. I give up. I really don’t … Continue reading

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Agent #38 – Geography is Irrelevant

I’m starting to rethink the whole “literary agents must be in New York” theory. Yesterday, while I was swerving all over the information superhighway like a kangaroo on magic mushrooms, I came across an agent who I liked the look … Continue reading

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Agent #36 – The Answer To Everything

It appears that I am now in possession of the Answer To Everything. Over the past few days I’ve been battling worserer-than-usual jetlag which, at its worst, has prevented me from thinking straight. I couldn’t face another night of not … Continue reading

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Agent #37 – Plus! Plus! Plus!

It appears this little blog of mine has turned a corner! Someone named J. W. Manus, a writer and fellow WordPress blogger, somehow–I’m really not sure how–found my blog, read it, and liked it enough to click the LIKE button–twice! … Continue reading

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