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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Raines & Raines Literary Agency

    Does anyone know anything about Raines & Raines? They were formerly on Park Avenue and now seem to have relocated upstate to Medusa, near the Catskills.

    Any information anyone might have will be greatly appreciated.

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    is anyone remotely familar with them? i have a full request after they read my partial. i sent the partial to Theron Raines, but it appears his wife Joan is handling.

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    Why did you submit to someone you know nothing about?

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    They look to be well-established, at least. Here's a new client: http://www.crazydog.com/news/pawprint.htm
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    good question. there is some info on them, and they are on agent query. both have handled some well-known writers, but they don't have a website and I was looking for someone who may have worked or interacted with them.

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    They're quite well along in years--Mr. Raines is a veteran of World War II--and the move to working out of their country place may reflect an overall scaling-back of their work's scope.

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    It's interesting. Jeff Herman's Guide has almost no info on them, but their list of representative titles is pretty impressive, but are mostly titles I recognize as movies. They must have good connections to Hollywood. They seem to represent the authors of these novels before they turned into films:
    -Deliverance
    -Forrest Gump
    -Die Hard
    -My Dog Skip

    I've also heard of the children's book: How to Eat Fried Worms.

    Weird there's so little information on them out there with all this under their belt.

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    There are some feedbacks about them here ..
    http://www.querytracker.net/agentInfo.php?agent=271

    Therone Raines is an AAR member. http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pealt.htm

    Also ..
    Fiction Genres Commercial
    Science Fiction
    Thriller
    Whimsical

    Nonfiction Genres Action/Adventure
    Autobiography/Biography
    Finance/Investing
    History
    Military/War
    Narrative
    Psychology

    Submission Guidelines Postal mail: query with SASE.

    I found 71 hits on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?ur...Raines&x=0&y=0
    It appears that Mr. Raines is also an author of several books.
    Last edited by nicolesingslave; 11-11-2009 at 08:25 AM.

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    Looks like the Raines' have handed the reins to Keith Korman: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/keith-korman/7/472/47
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    As per the guidelines I found online, I send my query by mail to Theron Raines, and included an SASE. Two weeks later, he emailed me to say he wanted to see my first 40 pages. Glad I used a stamp…

    Nonetheless, I was thrilled with the chance to show Theron my chapters. He asked for them exclusively. By the end of the week, he responded. He said they didn’t match my query, and suggested I make a few points clearer. I thanked him for his advice and asked if I could resubmit. He said yes, and offered more helpful suggestions. I edited and sent it to my critique partner. In the meantime, I heard back from an agent I’d queried a long time ago. She offered me representation, so I thanked Theron for his help and apologized for not being able to work with him.

    Overall, I am very pleased with my dealings with the agency.
    My YA Fantasy novel, ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, will soon be published by Curiosity Quills.

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