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    Van Diest Literary Agency

    Does anyone have background info on this agency:

    David Van Diest
    Van Diest Literary Agency
    PO Box 1482
    Sisters, Oregon 97759

    Reason: I sent requested material for Days of Elijah: A True Story to this agent.

    Van Diest refused the option for the manuscript and was asked to safely dispose of the material - manuscript and marketing plan. (Days of Elijah has since been independently published - see

    Now I find on the Van Diest Literary Agency website - under Services/Guidlines (their spelling, not mine!) - the following taken from that Days of Elijah manuscript i.e:

    'The following has become the driving force for the agency.

    From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth
    From the laziness that is content with half truth
    From the arrogance of the one who thinks he knows all truth
    Oh, God of Truth, deliver me'

    Now see my website for details of that wording.

    I have emailed Van Diest asking for an explanation. He has not yet replied.

    Any info appreciated.

    With thanks.
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 02-11-2011 at 08:52 AM. Reason: breaking extraneous link

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