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    Canuck writer says "Hello, eh?"

    I'm new to the Water Cooler. I just finished my manuscript and now have to sell, sell, sell Unfortunately I don't know the American agents at all. That's why I'm trolling the boards. Canadian publishing is pint-sized in comparison.
    Any tips, shortcuts? Writer's Digest seems to come out with a list of "top 20 lit agencies" or "top 25 lit agents" but I'm not sure how much stock I should put into them.
    Much thanks.

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    Go to Chapters, find books you like and books like yours (same genre and market) and find out who represents those authors.

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    Thanks all!
    Here's my first ignorant question: there's a category about rejections. I know I saw it but I can't find it again.
    I just started submitting, so I want to know what I'm in for.

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    I would second jenn's advice - your local bookstore (or your online bookstore) of choice might be the best place to start. I remember I started clicking on books in my genre on amazon, scrolling down to look at the publisher, cross-referencing with the Bewares section of the forum, then going to the publisher's website and looked up submission guidelines. (note: I write in an ePublisher-heavy genre, so I was targeting small but established ePublishers that take unagented submissions.)
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    Hi Canuck
    I hope the replies here in finding US agents are helpful. BTW why do you think you are a troll. A troll is someone , at least to me, who goes against the general tone of a forum. Plus he or she writes rather mean spirited posts. I don't believe either is true of you.
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    Thanks all I'll navigate the forums with grace and dignity, even while asking the newbie questions

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    Hi Merlot143

    Welcome to AW.

    If you think the Canadian market for fiction is pint-size spare a thought for us writers in the NZ market - it's eye dropper size here.
    Best of luck.
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