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Thread: [Agency] Calliope Content Development

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    Who's going for a beer? waylander's Avatar
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    [Agency] Calliope Content Development

    Anyone had dealings with Calliope Content Development based in Chicago who describe themselves as a fullservice literary agency and consultancy
    http://www.calliopecontent.com/

    Sara Wolski, founder and president, appears to have reasonable experience in magazine publishing. Nothing on the site about any books sold so far

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    Writer Beware's Faithful Igor Richard White's Avatar
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    I'm a little nervous about the "consulting" services offered.

    I can't tell from her client list if that's people she's 'agenting' for or if she's done editing for.

    I'd like to see more on her agenting stuff.

    At least it's a clean web site.

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin Lucy Dashwood's Avatar
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    What's her background in agenting? Has she worked in an agency? What's "content development" exactly?
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    I agree. I think I'll take a chance and send her the first 3 chapters. If she comes back with trying to get me into some sort of fee-based arrangement, I'll let her know it's a conflict of interest with her consulting side and tell her thanks but no thanks. My full ms. is with another agency by request but it's not an exclusive so I've nothing to lose.

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    Oops! I did some more investigation into Calliope. She only lists two authors by name under reviews. I looked up one and found he was published by a self-publishing company. Perhaps recommended or sent to by Calliope. The other one Frank Victoria, author of The Founders' Plot I couldn't find anywhere. I'm going to write this agency off and look elsewhere.

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    What happened to my LIFE?! childeroland's Avatar
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    I sent in a requested partial but they came back with a no-thanks. Guess that was a good thing.
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    Sara Wolski

    She rejected my query in seven days. (Historical fiction.)

    Gone With The Wind was rejected 132 times - I'm getting there!

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    Site is gone. Agency closed Fall '09, going by the bio on this article: http://www.chicagoartistsresource.or...ary/node/30457.
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