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 elizaearsman.com.)
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'