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    Karen E. Quinones Miller

    Hi all,

    I just got a request from Karen E. Quinones Miller for my full manuscript. Keep your fingers crossed.

    If anyone has ever worked with her can you shed some insight. I am a fan of her books, but I don't know much about her as an agent except that she used to work for Liza Dawson.

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    Wow, I didn't know she was an agent at all. Just knew she was an author. Don't have any insight. Have you tried the agents that have been agents only for a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quincunxes View Post
    Wow, I didn't know she was an agent at all. Just knew she was an author. Don't have any insight. Have you tried the agents that have been agents only for a while?
    Actually, she is the first agent. She's primarily interested in African American stories. I didn't know she was agenting either, but I read that she was once a member of the Liza Dawson agency.

    Keep your fingers crossed.
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    I've sent my ms to her, and afterwards I found out about SYW. Well, guess what? The ms sucks, so I've revised and am making edits.

    What are your suggestions for me?
    - Should I send her a note and say, this thing sucks please allow a resub
    - Should I just wait for her to say it sucks, and I can't offer rep
    - Should I just wait for her to say it sucks, I can't offer rep, and then beg her to let me resub

    And not only her, what about other agents that I've queried with the "sucky" ms?

    BTW, here's why I submitted the "you suck" ms. I'm a new writer, and I finished the ms in about a month, revised, edited, got feedback from friends, and then started submitting. After having it reviewed by SYW, I realized in "sucked" so bad that it could have vacuumed my curtains off the rod. But anyway, I think it's going from "suck" to "sweet". Thanks to the help of my critters.

    Any suggestions?
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    Oshun Literary / Oshun Publishing Co. (Karen Quinones Miller)

    I could have sworn there was a thread for this agency, but I've searched and searched and can't find it. Ugh!

    Anyway, anybody have any info? I heard about her a while back, but my google searches now seem to turn up more info on Oshun Publishing and very little/nothing at all on Oshun Literary. I believe Ms. Miller is an author herself and at one point worked for an agency, but I don't know anything beyond that.


    (No, it's not for me, so don't worry about telling me not to submit to an agent I don't know anything about. Trust me, I know that, I already have an agent I'm very happy with. )
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    FWIW (and assurance you weren't imagining it), she was mentioned in Networking a while back: <link snipped>

    Considering what's on her websites (http://www.karenequinonesmiller.com/ and
    http://www.selfpublishingsite.com/), it doesn't look like she's doing much agenting nowadays.
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    Yeah, that's what it looked like to me too, Cao. The person I'm doing this for says she's gotten emails when books have been released, so the agency is making sales, but I haven't heard back yet on who the publishers are.

    Oh, and thanks, lol, glad to know I wasn't imagining things!
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    Oshun Publishing

    Hey,

    Has anyone ever attended a writer's workshop ran by Ms karen Quinones Miller of Oshun Publishing? They're usually held in Philadelphia, PA.

    A friend invited me to go with her, but I'm aware that there are diffeernt kinds of workshops for different aspects of publishing and writing.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Doomie

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    Oshun Publishing and KM Publishing Boot Camp are gone. Looks like she's still selling publishing services through Oshun Press: http://oshunliteraryassociates.com/Oshun%20Services.htm

    ETA: That site's gone, too. Not finding activity elsewhere.
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